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Make Mine Mink (1960)

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 ... See full summary »

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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
Penny Morrell ...
Gertrude
Freddie Frinton ...
Drunk
Michael Balfour ...
Rowson's Butler
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Burglar
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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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A character in the movie is a Dame, (Dame Beatrice Appleby). Actress Athene Seyler was in fact created a dame only a year prior to this film (1959). See more »

Quotes

Lily: Right! Lodgers out of the drawing room please. Dame will be back soon and she'll be tired.
Nanette Parry: Lily, Dame Beatrice has particularly asked you not to refer to us as lodgers. We're guests, if you don't mind.
Lily: Oh, lodgers, squatters, guests! I don't care, so long as the room's cleared - that's evacuated, if you know what I mean, major.
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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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Written by Anton Karas
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Endearingly funny thanks to a splendid script and cast...
19 April 2007 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Oddball British humor is as quirky as it gets in MAKE MINE MINK about a former military man (TERRY-THOMAS) who organizes an unlikely band of fur thieves in order to help fund an orphanage. It's screwball farce on the highest level, as only the British could do in the '60s about seniors in a rooming house who decide to spice up their lives by joining a robbery plan that goes awry.

Within a half-hour of various pranks involving a discarded mink coat, the eccentric roomers of a London boarding house decide to go in on a scheme of stealing fur coats to fund their favorite charity. A sub-plot develops involving BILLIE WHITELAW and a young policeman. She's reluctant to become his sweetheart because she has a police record and it could hurt his career. He scoffs at the idea. She, of course, knows nothing about the roomers' plans.

The plot deals amusingly with all of the bungled fur robberies and the interplay between the eccentric boarding house characters who adopt different disguises for every robbery. One of the most amusing sequences has Terry-Thomas believing he's stumbled upon a den of thieves and fences so he can sell some of the stolen goods--until he realizes the patrons are all members of the Salvation Army.

The fun is in the role playing and the clever script. It's played to the hilt by an ingratiating cast and ends on an ironic note after the burglar ring has sworn that they've committed their last crime.

Summing up: Mindless fun all the way.


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