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Jean Anouilh (play)
Lucienne Hill (English translation)
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Release Date:
19 September 1962 (France) See more »
This is the end of a glorious military career: General Leo Fitzjohn retires to his Sussex manor where he will write his memoirs... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win See more »
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A haunting, wonderful movie See more (8 total) »


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Peter Sellers ... Gen. Leo Fitzjohn

Dany Robin ... Ghislaine

Margaret Leighton ... Emily Fitzjohn

John Fraser ... Lt. Robert Finch

Cyril Cusack ... Dr. Grogan

Prunella Scales ... 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

John Le Mesurier ... Rev. Grimsley
Vanda Godsell ... Mrs. Emma Bulstrode, Dress Shop Proprietor

Catherine Feller ... Rosemary, the young maid
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Humphrey Lestocq ... Fox Hunter (uncredited)

Guy Middleton ... Drunken Fox Hunter (uncredited)
Michael Miller ... Huntsman (uncredited)

Directed by
John Guillermin 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jean Anouilh  play
Lucienne Hill  English translation
Wolf Mankowitz 

Produced by
Peter De Sarigny .... producer
Leslie Parkyn .... co-producer
Julian Wintle .... co-producer
Original Music by
Richard Addinsell 
Cinematography by
John Wilcox 
Film Editing by
Peter Taylor 
Production Design by
Wilfred Shingleton 
Art Direction by
Harry Pottle 
Costume Design by
Beatrice Dawson 
Makeup Department
Sarah Beber .... hairdresser
Stuart Freeborn .... makeup artist
W.T. Partleton .... makeup artist (as William Partleton)
Production Management
Arthur Alcott .... production supervisor
Geoffrey Haine .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
René Dupont .... assistant director
Derek Cracknell .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Stuart Freeman .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Peter James .... set dresser (uncredited)
Tony Woollard .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bill Daniels .... sound recordist
John W. Mitchell .... sound recordist
Peter Musgrave .... sound editor
Roy Charman .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Tony Cripps .... boom operator (uncredited)
Graham V. Hartstone .... assistant boom operator (uncredited)
Peter Diamond .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Graydon .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
James Bawden .... camera operator
Brian Ellis .... clapper loader
Geoff Glover .... focus puller (uncredited)
John Swan .... chargehand electrician (uncredited)
George Courtney Ward .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Betty Adamson .... wardrobe mistress (uncredited)
Jim Dunlevy .... wardrobe master (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Tom Priestley .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Muir Mathieson .... musical director
Other crew
Penny Daniels .... continuity

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Also Known As:
Greece:104 min | USA:105 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Finnish censorship certificate # T-63112 delivered on 6-9-1989.See more »
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.
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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
A haunting, wonderful movie, 4 October 2003
Author: psccrealock34 from San Diego, CA

This is a wonderful little movie which displays Peter Sellers's acting genius both for comedy and serious drama. It is a haunting story of a general at the end of his career, about how much was real and not real in his life, and about his weaknesses and distractions. It is easy to project certain kinds of political observations on to this movie, as was done in an earlier review by wjfickling in his comment about the advantages that men have over women, but it is just as easy to project the opposite. The genius of the movie is that it tells a story of the bitter sweetness of a man's life that is outside the politcally correct "truth du jour" and can be taken directly, as it is.

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