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That Riviera Touch (1966)

| Comedy | June 1968 (USA)
It's a great film and you could write a thesis about why two working class lads from the North of England share the money - Eric wins it, Ernie takes it - but that's showbusiness.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Eric Morecambe ...
Eric Simpson
Ernie Wise ...
Ernest Clark
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Claudette
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Le Pirate
Armand Mestral ...
Inspector Duval
Gerald Lawson ...
Coco
George Eugeniou ...
Marcel
George Pastell ...
Ali
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Girl at Roulette Table
Nicole Shelby ...
Woman in Casino
Peter Jeffrey ...
Mauron
Francis Matthews ...
Hotel Manager
Michael Forrest ...
Pierre
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Storyline

After a mix-up with a member of the Royal Family, traffic wardens Eric and Ernie decide to take a holiday to the South Of France. However, when they arrive there, they find themselves caught up in the plot of Le Pirate who has stolen a collection of valuable jewels and plans to use Eric and Ernie to smuggle the collection out of France. He lures them to an old villa filled with traps and uses Claudette, another member of the gang, to keep Eric and Ernie busy. However, other jewel thieves are after the jewels and Eric continues to find their bodies in the villa just before it disappears. However, while they fight over the love of Claudette, Eric and Ernie begin to wonder just what is going on, and begin to investigate. As to Claudette, whose side is she on...? Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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Trivia

Eric doesn't manage to get to the punchline of a joke about two old men sitting in deckchairs. Ernie tried (and similarly failed) to do the same in their previous film with the same writers, The Intelligence Men (1965). See more »

Goofs

In the sinister villa Eric Morecambe can be seen testing the floor with his toes (in his open toed sandals) where the floor opens. See more »

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Eric Simpson: [Indicating the wine] This is *definitely* stronger than the stuff we get at home!
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Featured in Morecambe & Wise: The Whole Story: Episode #1.1 (2013) See more »

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That Riviera Touch
Written by Ron Goodwin
Performed by Ernie Wise
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Morecambe and Wise at their best...on the big screen that is
16 July 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Although Morecambe and Wise produced their best work for TV I think there is a lot of fun to be had in this, their second big screen outing.

Yes, the script is a bit wooden in places and the plot verges from being both over explained and then over the top at any given time, the real magic is just seeing these two very talented comedians just work together and be very funny.

The fact that the majority of it is shot on location (and a beautiful one at that) helps a great deal and while there is no doubt who the stars are, it is nice to see that the supporting cast actually get more to do than just support.

That Riviera Touch is not a classic film, but it is entertaining and good fun for any fan of Morecambe and Wise.


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