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Major Albert Rayne
Athene Seyler ...
Dame Beatrice Appleby
Hattie Jacques ...
Nanette Parry
Elspeth Duxbury ...
Elizabeth Pinkie Pinkerton
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Lily
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Jim Benham
Raymond Huntley ...
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Madame Spolinski
Sydney Tafler ...
Lionel Spanager
Joan Heal ...
Dora Spanager
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Gertrude
Freddie Frinton ...
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Michael Balfour ...
Rowson's Butler
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Hon. Freddie Warrington
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Zany collection of misfits led by aging military man (Terry-Thomas) go on a spree of robbing mink coats. An unlikely trio of women (Athene Seyler, Hattie Jacques, and Elspeth Duxbury) find new reasons to live ... until their housekeeper (Billie Whitelaw), an ex-con is suspected of the robberies. Written by Ed Lorusso <elorusso@techreps.com>

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A Jolly Good Show Indeed

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10 February 1961 (Finland)  »

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Ein Nerz an der Angel  »

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(1964) (re-release)

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Trivia

"This café now managed by the Salvation Army" - sign in Shanghai Harry's. See more »

Quotes

Major Albert Rayne: There is one aspect of our activities which has been neglected. And that is our use of SA.
Nanette Parry: Sex Appeal?
Major Albert Rayne: Certainly not! Spontaneous action. Targets of fleeting opportunity.
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During the opening credits, a talking, animated mink introduces the film. See more »

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Spoofs The Third Man (1949) See more »

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The Third Man Theme
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Written by Anton Karas
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A rarity
30 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The last time I saw this film was about 40 years ago when I was a kid. My sister and I would watch movies on Channels 9 and 11 in NYC and we saw Make Mine Mink about 3 times, I figure. Since then, I have unsuccessfully sought it in movie stores, like a man wistfully returning to the haunts he frequented with his first love, hoping against all odds to catch another glimpse of her. Part of my curiosity is determining whether I would think it as funny today, and my sister wonders the same thing. Terry Thomas was an absolute favorite of mine back then, too, and I haven't seen anything of him on TV for a long time. So what's this got to do with the movie itself? Well, it's just that kind of film. There's such a combination of comedy, sweetness, surprise, and intelligence in it that it sticks with you for a long time. The combination of the odd British major living in a rooming house with an extraordinary collection of women, the craziness of their plans and the situations they get themselves into, and the smart understating of the comedy that was such a British specialty before they became so self-conscious about that particular gift, make it a rarity in more ways than one.


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