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Director:
Writers:
Alan Hackney (screenplay)
Alan Hackney (story)
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Release Date:
October 1965 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It's a mad-mad whirl of a hunt for guys and gals and goodies!
Plot:
A motley group of soldiers are set loose on swinging England in an initiative test to collect a selection of esoteric items. | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
It's silly, and it makes me laugh See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Michael Callan ... Lt. Tim Morton

Lionel Jeffries ... Sgt. Maj. McGregor

Denholm Elliott ... Capt. Tabasco

Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Gen. Lockwood

Bernard Cribbins ... Sgt. Clegg

James Robertson Justice ... Librarian

Leslie Phillips ... Young Husband
Gabriella Licudi ... Annabelle Nash
Patricia Viterbo ... Sylvie Tarnet

Terry-Thomas ... Maj. Foskett
Lee Montague ... SSgt. Mansfield
Irene Handl ... Elderly Woman
Richard Wattis ... Parkins
Miles Malleson ... Salesman
Gwendolyn Watts ... Young Wife

Clive Dunn ... Doorman

Tracy Reed ... Poppy Pennington
James Villiers ... Bill Simpson
Graham Stark ... McGregor's friend
Arthur Howard ... Cecil

Arthur Lowe ... Husband

Peter Bull ... Ferocious Man in Library
David Jacobs ... Himself
Norman Vaughan ... Norman Stone
Lance Percival ... Young Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dave Bower ... Himself
Richard Caldicot
The Cherokees ... Themselves
Peter Gilmore
Jim Green ... Himself
John Kirby-Woolard ... Himself
Terry Stokes ... Himself
Marianne Stone ... Fan Club Worker
Mike Sweeney ... Himself

Peter Barkworth ... Studio Director (uncredited)

Ed Bishop ... (uncredited)
Jeffrey Chandler ... Freddie (uncredited)
Stanley Meadows ... Barry Morris (uncredited)
Jill Mai Meredith ... Sally (uncredited)

Norman Mitchell ... Billingsgate Fish Porter (uncredited)

Jon Pertwee ... Storekeeper (Hare Factory) (uncredited)
Jo Rowbottom ... Librarian (uncredited)
Alexandra Stevenson ... Carol (uncredited)
Nikki Van der Zyl ... Annabelle Nash (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Winner 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alan Hackney  screenplay
Alan Hackney  story
Jan Read  uncredited
Michael Winner  story

Produced by
Charles H. Schneer .... producer
 
Original Music by
Laurie Johnson 
 
Cinematography by
Geoffrey Unsworth 
 
Film Editing by
Bernard Gribble 
 
Art Direction by
Maurice Carter 
 
Costume Design by
Tony Armstrong 
 
Production Management
Ted Wallis .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Price .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Harry Arbour .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
Ken Cameron .... sound recordist
Wally Milner .... sound recordist
Harry Fairbairn .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Garth Inns .... special effects
Curly Nelhams .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alex Thomson .... camera operator (as Alex Thompson)
 
Music Department
Laurie Johnson .... conductor
 
Other crew
Bob Godfrey .... title designer
Eileen Head .... continuity
Molho .... furs
 

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Runtime:
USA:100 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Recording System)
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Did You Know?

Quotes:
Sergeant-Major McGregor:"You're not going to leave it like that, are you?"
Annabelle Nash:"Oh, it doesn't mind."
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Soundtrack:
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
It's silly, and it makes me laugh, 17 June 2005
Author: loza-1

Something of a precursor of the swinging sixties "comedy." It still has the makings of the 1940s 1959s British comedies, but some of the silliness of the later 1960s comedy films is starting to creep in.

The performance of the film is probably Lionel Jeffries as the caricature of a Scotsman. (Perhaps even more interesting is not so much his performance as the reactions of the other scavengers to his character. In one scene he asked someone on the set to give him something Gaelic to say. Someone duly did. Lionel Jeffries was not to know that it meant: "Kiss my ass." But it went unnoticed...until the film was shown in Ireland! All in all, it's great fun.

One should not take it too seriously.

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