MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,677 this week

Waltz of the Toreadors (1962)

5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 464 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 2 critic

This is the end of a glorious military career: General Leo Fitzjohn retires to his Sussex manor where he will write his memoirs. Unfortunately, his private life is a disaster: a confirmed ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(play), (English translation), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2568 titles
created 26 Dec 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 06 Jan 2013
 
a list of 28 titles
created 07 Mar 2013
 
list image
a list of 762 titles
created 27 Jul 2013
 
a list of 1588 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Waltz of the Toreadors (1962)

Waltz of the Toreadors (1962) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Waltz of the Toreadors.
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A playboy who refuses to give up his hedonistic lifestyle to settle down and marry his true love seeks help from a demented psychoanalyst who is having romantic problems of his own.

Directors: Clive Donner, Richard Talmadge
Stars: Peter Sellers, Peter O'Toole, Romy Schneider
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A naive aristocrat in search of a career becomes caught up in the struggles between his profit-minded uncle and an aggressive labour union.

Director: John Boulting
Stars: Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas, Peter Sellers
Comedy | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An impoverished backward nation declares a war on the United States of America, hoping to lose, but things don't go according to plan.

Director: Jack Arnold
Stars: Peter Sellers, Jean Seberg, William Hartnell
Certificate: M Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Sir Guy Grand, the richest man in the world, adopts a homeless boy, Youngman. Together, they set out to prove that anyone--and anything--can be bought with money.

Director: Joseph McGrath
Stars: Peter Sellers, Ringo Starr, Isabel Jeans
Simon Simon (1970)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A comedy short with very little speaking. Graham Stark and John Junkin have a new elevated platform to work with but still manage to get into lots of trouble. Lots of celebrity appearances.

Director: Graham Stark
Stars: Graham Stark, Julia Foster, Norman Rossington
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

The cast of the popular radio program "The Goon Show" perform some of their favourite routines.

Director: Maclean Rogers
Stars: Harry Secombe, Michael Bentine, Spike Milligan
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Fu Manchu's 168th birthday celebration is dampened when a hapless flunky spills Fu's age-regressing elixir vitae. Fu sends his lackeys to round up ingredients for a new batch of elixir, ... See full summary »

Directors: Piers Haggard, Richard Quine, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Peter Sellers, Helen Mirren, David Tomlinson
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Rich Sadie Patch is marooned on a desert island after an emergency on her cruise-ship. With her are Irish stoker Pat, prickly young Jimmy Carrol, and bald and bookish Professor Gibble. All ... See full summary »

Director: Noel Langley
Stars: Joan Collins, George Cole, Kenneth More
After the Fox (1966)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Peter Sellers plays Aldo Vanucci (aka the Fox), one of the greatest criminals of the world, and master of disguise. After Aldo escapes from the Italian prison he was held in, he meets again... See full summary »

Director: Vittorio De Sica
Stars: Peter Sellers, Victor Mature, Britt Ekland
The Party (1968)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A clerical mistake results in a bumbling film extra being invited to an exclusive Hollywood party instead of being fired.

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Peter Sellers, Claudine Longet, Natalia Borisova
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Inspector Clouseau is put on the case when the Pink Panther diamond is stolen, with the Phantom's trademark glove the only clue.

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Peter Sellers, Christopher Plummer, Catherine Schell
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

There is no plot as such. This is a slapstick comedy. It shows a lots of gags.

Directors: Richard Lester, Peter Sellers
Stars: Richard Lester, Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Dany Robin ...
Margaret Leighton ...
John Fraser ...
Lt. Robert Finch
...
Dr. Grogan
...
Estella Fitzjohn
Denise Coffey ...
Sidonia Fitzjohn
Jean Anderson ...
Agnes
Raymond Huntley ...
Ackroyd, Court President
Cardew Robinson ...
Midgley the Undertaker
John Glyn-Jones ...
Jenkins the Innkeeper
...
Rev. Grimsley
Vanda Godsell ...
Mrs. Emma Bulstrode, Dress Shop Proprietor
Catherine Feller ...
Rosemary, the young maid
Edit

Storyline

This is the end of a glorious military career: General Leo Fitzjohn retires to his Sussex manor where he will write his memoirs. Unfortunately, his private life is a disaster: a confirmed womanizer, Leo has infuriated his wife Emily, now a shrewish and hypochondriac woman, all the more bitter as she still loves him. The General has two plain-looking daughters he dislikes and an attractive French mistress, Ghislaine, with whom he has had a platonic affair for seventeen years. When Ghislaine resurfaces, determined to complete her love with him and to get rid of Emily, Leo is at a loss what to do... Written by Guy Bellinger

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 September 1962 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Amorous General  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The names of many of the characters were changed for this film version of the play. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Emma Bulstrode, Dress Shop Proprietor: We have to perform miracles to make beauties out of these girls.
Gen. Leo Fitzjohn: That's more than their mother could do.
See more »

Connections

Version of Play of the Week: The Waltz of the Toreadors (1959) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Pretty well acted but amazingly dull after a while
12 November 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

To me, this seemed like a one-joke kind of film where the joke isn't all that funny to begin with--certainly not enough to sustain a film. Peter Sellers plays a horny old general who has just retired from the British army circa 1908 or so. Over the course of the film, you learn that not only does he hate his wife but can't keep his eyes off other women. An old flame returns and you think they might run off together, but only moments later he's chasing some other tart. That is pretty much the entire film. Peter does a nice job imitating this sexual libertine and rotten family man who constantly tells his daughters they are stupid and ugly. While I guess his cruelty is supposed to be funny, I didn't particularly care for it.

The bottom line is that the acting is just fine, but the script is not. There just isn't enough to support a movie and my interest wained about mid-way through the film.


9 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Waltz of the Toreadors (1962) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?