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A Touch of Larceny (1959)

 -  Comedy  -  December 1959 (UK)
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Philandering Commander Max Easton, now desk-bound and under-worked in the Admiralty, finds he suddenly needs to make some money when he falls for American Virginia Killain. When he hatches ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Cmdr. Max Easton
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Sir Charles Holland
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Virginia Killain
Oliver Johnston ...
Minister
Robert Flemyng ...
Cmdr. John Larkin
William Kendall ...
Tom
Duncan Lamont ...
1st Special Branch man Gregson
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Capt. Graham
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Sub Lt. Brown
Rachel Gurney ...
Clara Holland
Martin Stephens ...
John Holland
Waveney Lee ...
Marcia Holland
Charles Carson ...
Robert Holland
Junia Crawford ...
Susan
Henry B. Longhurst ...
Club Member (as Henry Longhurst)
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Philandering Commander Max Easton, now desk-bound and under-worked in the Admiralty, finds he suddenly needs to make some money when he falls for American Virginia Killain. When he hatches a plot to disappear in circumstances that suggest he has defected and then return to sue the papers, Virginia doesn't take much notice - at least at first. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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About Money and Women and How To Get 'Em...With a Very Special Touch!

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December 1959 (UK)  »

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Hochverrat mit Hindernissen  »

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The working title for this film was suggested by James Mason himself. He thought of the title "A Touch of Larceny", as stated in his autobiography, "Before I Forget". See more »

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When Max picks up Virginia for their luncheon date, she tries to put a scarf on her head to keep her hair from blowing around in the wind caused by riding in Max's convertible sports car. However, when Max brings his car to a sudden stop, the wind continues. See more »

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Music by Ken Jones
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I was not more than 14 when I last saw it...
30 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

...yet I still remember liking it enough to want to get it IF it ever comes out on DVD. ( I think this is the movie that made me a life-long "fan" of James Mason.)

It is basically his ( Mason's ) character portrayal that makes the whole thing work. His "touch of larceny" actually succeeds but to say more would be a spoiler. There is one scene toward the end of the pix whereby he is confronted with a direct question which appears to have him "caught." By then your kinda rooting for the rouge -and- Mason carries it off with a 'touch of class' ...as a mid-teen I remember feeling something of a bit of admiration for the character portrayed.

For all I know all the prints and master may regrettably have already disintegrated, yet, if an opportunity ever arises I'd recommend it to anyone whom can enjoy a movie for the story it tells.


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