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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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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
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Mauron
Francis Matthews ...
Hotel Manager
Michael Forrest ...
Pierre
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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

They flew outbound with British United Airlines. See more »

Goofs

The camera casts a shadow over the girl in the black-and-white bikini as it pans across to follow her passing Eric and Ern's changing huts at the beach. 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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Great stuff from Eric and Ernie
6 September 2004 | by (Luxembourg City, Luxembourg) – See all my reviews

Maybe you have to be a Morecambe and Wise fan like me, but I loved this film so much. The comic duo find themselves in the midst of a jewel theft and a beautiful woman, Claudette. One of the most entertaining scenes in this film is when Morecambe accidentally wins a massive amount of money at a casino. Gags are plenty in this film, but occasionally, when Morecambe and Wise aren't on the screen, it gets ever so slightly over-serious. But this is just one tinsey handicap of a very funny film. If you get bored with Morecambe and Wise (not very likely) then you can enjoy the beautiful French Riviera scenery (the film was actually filmed there). Enjoy! 9/10


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