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(1966)

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Peter Cook's wife, Wendy was nine months pregnant when filming began. Director Bryan Forbes promised them that he would let Peter leave the set as soon as Wendy went into labor. He kept his word and Peter made it to the hospital just in time for the birth of his daughter, Daisy. Forbes, Dudley Moore, Michael Caine and Peter Sellers filled his dressing room with flowers and champagne in celebration of Daisy's birth when he returned to work.
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When Ralph Richardson was offered the part of Joseph Finsbury, he was finishing work on Doctor Zhivago (1965). Richardson wrote to director Bryan Forbes from the location in Spain and asked if he could wear the same jacket he had worn as Alexander in "Zhivago". Forbes agreed, and Richardson did so.
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Patrick Cargill was cut out of this film
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Charles Victor was booked to appear in this film but died before he could film his scenes.
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André Morell (The Club Butler) and John Mills (Masterman Finsbury) both played Professor Bernard Quatermass: Morell in Quatermass and the Pit (1958) and Mills in Quatermass (1979).
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Star Michael Caine portrayed a character, Michael Finsbury, who had the same first name as his own.
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The film was made and released about seventy-seven years after its source novel of the same name by Lloyd Osbourne and Robert Louis Stevenson had been first published in 1889.
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First ever on-screen teaming of British comedy duo Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.
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In 2002 the movie's source 1889 novel of the same name by Lloyd Osbourne and Robert Louis Stevenson was adapted into a stage musical.
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The picture was notable for casting a significant group England's prominent British actors and English comedians of its mid-1960s era.
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Actor Michael Caine would later again be directed about a couple years later by Bryan Forbes in Deadfall (1968) but the pair in the 1950s had also both worked on The Key (1958) and Breakout (1959).
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Michael Caine portrayed a character, Michael Finsbury, who had the same first name as his own.
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In 2002, the movie's source 1889 novel of the same name by Lloyd Osbourne and Robert Louis Stevenson was adapted into a stage musical.
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Final cinema movie of television comedian Tony Hancock.
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Tony Hancock:  As a detective.
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Cicely Courtneidge:  As Major Martha.
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Irene Handl:  As Mrs. Hackett.
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Juliet Mills:  Uncredited, as a mannish woman on a train.
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