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Director:
Writers:
Hugh Williams (screenplay) and
Margaret Vyner (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
27 February 1961 (Sweden) See more »
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Ever See a Four-Sided Triangle? See more »
Plot:
Victor and Hillary are down on their luck to the point that they allow tourists to take guided tours of their castle... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Cary Grant ... Victor Rhyall, Earl

Deborah Kerr ... Lady Hilary Rhyall

Robert Mitchum ... Charles Delacro

Jean Simmons ... Hattie Durant
Moray Watson ... Trevor Sellers, the Butler
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joan Benham ... Hairdresser's Receptionist (uncredited)
Elisabeth Orion ... Fair-Haired Woman (uncredited)
Gwen Watford ... Hairdresser's Receptionist (uncredited)
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Directed by
Stanley Donen 
 
Writing credits
Hugh Williams (screenplay) and
Margaret Vyner (screenplay) (as Margaret Williams)

Hugh Williams (play) and
Margaret Vyner (play) (as Margaret Williams)

Produced by
Stanley Donen .... producer
James H. Ware .... associate producer (as James Ware)
 
Cinematography by
Christopher Challis (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jim Clark  (as James Clark)
 
Art Direction by
Paul Sheriff 
 
Makeup Department
Eric Allwright .... makeup artist
Gordon Bond .... hair stylist
John O'Gorman .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Richard B. Goodwin .... unit manager (as Richard Goodwin)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roy Stevens .... assistant director
Michael Stevenson .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Vernon Dixon .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Maurice Askew .... sound recordist
John Cox .... sound supervisor
John W. Mitchell .... sound recordist
Peter Musgrave .... dubbing editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Austin Dempster .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hardy Amies .... clothes: Miss Kerr
John Wilson-Apperson .... wardrobe supervisor (as John Wilson Apperson)
 
Editorial Department
Mary Kessel .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Douglas Gamley .... music arranger
Muir Mathieson .... conductor
Len Stevens .... music arranger
Noel Coward .... composer: original theme (uncredited)
Douglas Gamley .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Shirley Barnes .... continuity girl
Maurice Binder .... title designer: main title
Maurice Landsberger .... assistant production accountant (uncredited)
Una Pearl .... double (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
104 min | UK:80 min (VHS version)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:G | Finland:S | Iceland:L | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video re-rating) (1999) | UK:U (video rating) (1986) | USA:Approved (certificate #19674)

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Trivia:
Originally Cary Grant turned down the role of Victor. Afterwards the role was subsequently offered to his friend Rex Harrison and he accepted. However right before production began, Harrison's wife fell gravely ill and he was forced to leave the production in order to tend to her. Grant, out of respect for cast and crew, and to keep the filming running according to schedule, decided then to finally take the part.See more »
Quotes:
Victor Rhyall, Earl:Sellers, have you seen my bible?
Trevor Sellers, the Butler:I'm afraid I've got it. I wanted to look something up.
Victor Rhyall, Earl:First you borrow my times, now you pinch my bible. That's democracy running amok!
Trevor Sellers, the Butler:I'm extremely sorry, Mylord. I'll put it back beside your bed.
Victor Rhyall, Earl:Anyway, you should have a bible of your own!
Trevor Sellers, the Butler:Well, the one you're using is mine, Mylord.
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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Worth watching anyway.., 16 January 2000
Author: Jacquline from Heart of England

There is a glittering cast (Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum and Jean Simmons), a witty script and beautiful scenes of the English countryside in superb colour. So why is this film so flat? Whether it is a movie, a play or a novel one has to believe in the characters. Unfortunately Cary Grant is not believable as an English lord. Deborah Kerr is not believable as an unfaithful wife. Robert Mitchum is believable as an American tourist but , seemed uncomfortable in the role. When he walked into the private apartments of Lord and Lady Ryall in their Stately home he looked as if he should have been walking into a Chicago speakeasy. Only Jean Simmons seemed to fit her part. It was a funny script which was wasted. Still, anything with Cary Grant in it is worth watching. See what you think.

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