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Director:
Writer:
Charles Chaplin (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
15 March 1967 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Fun at Sea! His Cabin, His PJs, Her Move!
Plot:
Natascha, a White Russian countess, stows away on a luxury liner at Hong Kong, determined to seek a new life in America... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Very flawed, still interesting See more (43 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Marlon Brando ... Ogden Mears

Sophia Loren ... Natascha

Sydney Chaplin ... Harvey

Tippi Hedren ... Martha
Patrick Cargill ... Hudson
Michael Medwin ... John Felix
Oliver Johnston ... Clark

John Paul ... The Captain
Angela Scoular ... The Society Girl
Margaret Rutherford ... Miss Gaulswallow
Peter Bartlett ... Steward
Bill Nagy ... Crawford
Dilys Laye ... Saleswoman
Angela Pringle ... Baroness
Jenny Bridges ... Countess
Arthur Gross ... Immigration officer
Balbina ... French maid
Anthony Chinn ... Hawaiian (as Anthony Chin)
Jose Sukhum Boonlve ... Hawaiian

Geraldine Chaplin ... Girl at dance
Janine Hill ... Second girl at dance
Burnell Tucker ... Hotel receptionist
Leonard Trolley ... Purser
Len Lowe ... Electrician
Francis Dux ... Head waiter
Cecil Cheng ... Taxi driver
Ronald Rubin ... American sailor
Michael Spice ... American sailor
Ray Barlow ... American sailor (as Ray Marlowe)
Josephine Chaplin ... Young girl
Victoria Chaplin ... Young girl
Kevin Manser ... Photographer
Marianne Stone ... Reporter
Lew Luton ... Reporter
Larry Cross ... Reporter
Bill Edwards ... Reporter
Drew Russell ... Reporter
John Sterland ... Reporter
Paul Carson ... Reporter
Paul Tamarin ... Reporter

Carol Cleveland ... Nurse

Charles Chaplin ... An old steward
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jerome Epstein ... Barman (uncredited)
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Directed by
Charles Chaplin 
 
Writing credits
Charles Chaplin (original screenplay)

Produced by
Jerome Epstein .... producer
Charles Chaplin .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Charles Chaplin 
 
Cinematography by
Arthur Ibbetson 
 
Film Editing by
Gordon Hales 
 
Production Design by
Donald M. Ashton  (as Don Ashton)
 
Art Direction by
Robert Cartwright  (as Bob Cartwright)
 
Set Decoration by
Vernon Dixon (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Helen Penfold .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Denis Johnson .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Causey .... assistant director
Ariel Levy .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Vernon Dixon .... set dresser
Alan Evans .... scenic artist
Alan Roderick-Jones .... set draughtsman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ken Barker .... sound recordist
Bill Daniels .... sound recordist
Mike Hopkins .... sound editor (as Michael Hopkins)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Wilson .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rosemary Burrows .... wardrobe supervisor
Olga Lehmann .... costume designer: Tippi Hedren (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Richard Hiscott .... assistant editor
Brian Sinclair .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Eric James .... musical associate
Lambert Williamson .... conductor
Lambert Williamson .... music arranger
Milton Gabler .... soundtrack album producer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Geoff Freeman .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Harry Mendelsohn .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Gordon Shadrick .... title designer (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
120 min | USA:108 min (US version)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Finland:S | Netherlands:AL (orginal rating) | Spain:13 | Sweden:Btl | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (2005) | USA:G

Did You Know?

Trivia:
It was the first film by Charles Chaplin to be not only in widescreen (which he disliked - see A King in New York (1957)) but in color as well.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Natascha is wearing the yellow pajamas, a black bra can be seen underneath, despite Natascha not having worn one with her evening dress.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
(Love,) This Is My SongSee more »

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32 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Very flawed, still interesting, 8 September 1999
Author: ouija-3 from Finland

Chaplin's last picture is a film with many faults, yet it's not as bad as often claimed. I've seen it many times myself. Here is my opinion of it:

One of the most important flaws is the miscasting of Brando. He seems ill at ease. Thus Loren has to carry the film virtually alone. The whole structure of 'Countess' is not well balanced. There's too much simple visual comedy for a romantic comedy, and vice versa. The plot is thin (It's supposed to be simplistic). Also, the score is at times muddled as previously introduced dramatic themes come and go without any reason (see and hear Hedren's first appearance.) The film is also a bit overlong.

The good things: There are points when the music is up to Chaplin's usually high standards (Cargill's comedy scene, storm theme). Cameo appearances are nice. Direction is more focused and production values are certainly superior to A King in N.Y. Yes, I believe, that what is often described as Chaplin's 'flat' direction due to a lack of skill is an artistic style by choice. Simpleness is not the same as unskilfulness. For instance, during the dance scenes, the camera movement following actors is subtle and economically made. You'll notice it if you watch them in fast-forward.

And if one may feel disappointed at the film on the whole, there's at least a very beautiful, poignant and simple ending that is in my opinion the best of any Chaplin film I've seen. Its every element is in place.

Therefore it's a rather mixed bag of a movie, most suitable for Chaplin fans and very interesting as a curio, at least.

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