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A Matter of WHO (1961)

(1962) Terry-Thomas, Alex Nicol, Honor Blackman. A man's death of smallpox at London airport sends officials into a panic as they conduct a frantic search for the carrier. Nice performances and a good script. 35mm.

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Beryl
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(1962) Terry-Thomas, Alex Nicol, Honor Blackman. A man's death of smallpox at London airport sends officials into a panic as they conduct a frantic search for the carrier. Nice performances and a good script. 35mm.

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Another hilarious comedy from the producer of "The Mouse That Roared" See more »

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3 October 1961 (UK)  »

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Richard Briers receives an "introducing" credit See more »

Quotes

Beryl: About to innoculate Beryl's bare shoulder: " Wouldn't you prefer it on the thigh where the scar won't be seen? Beryl " What makes you think it won't be seen?
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Referenced in A Patch of Blue (1965) See more »

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A Matter of Who
Words and Music by Bob Russell
Sung by Roy Castle over main title
Performed in nightclub scene by The John Barry Seven (uncredited)
and arranged by John Barry (uncredited)
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Cleverly written international thriller that combines humor and suspense.
25 October 1998 | by (Aptos, California) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen this movie since it came out in the early 60's, but I've always remembered it as refreshingly unusual, with Terry Thomas as an employee of the World Health Organization who is trying to track down the source of a small, puzzling epidemic of smallpox. He is almost thwarted by big oil money, secrecy, and efforts to cover up criminal acts. (I'm going to see it again soon, however - I found it for sale at CINEMAWEB. If my opinion changes after I've seen it again, I'll change my comments, if your site will allow that.)


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