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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:
A movie that was made in the wrong decade. 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)

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

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Trivia:
While Marlon Brando had always greatly admired Charles Chaplin's work and looked upon him as "probably the most talented man the [movie] medium has ever produced," the two superstars didn't get along during the shooting. In his autobiography, Brando described Chaplin as "probably the most sadistic man I'd ever met." Chaplin, on his side, said that working with Brando simply was "impossible".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During "everybody is getting sea-sick" scene Ogden, Natascha and Harvey push an ashtray around the table until Ogden angrily swipes it off the table. Shortly after it's back on the table in front of Natascha's chair and in the next shot it moves over to be in front of Ogden's chair, although nobody is at the table at that time.See more »
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(Love,) This Is My SongSee more »

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21 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
A movie that was made in the wrong decade., 28 April 2006
Author: Boba_Fett1138 from Groningen, The Netherlands

This is an old fashioned simple comedy, in the same style as the (talking)comedies from the '30's and '40's. The style and sense of humor is not fitting for a 1967 movie and everything feels terribly out of place.

Despite that the movie is far from an 'horrible' one, it still is a disappointing last movie for Charles Chaplin who directed, produced, wrote, composed and acted in this movie. His wonderful comedy career deserved a more worthy last movie. It's sort of ironic and maybe even sad, that man to blame for the failure of the movie is Chaplin himself. What ever made him think that an old fashioned story and style of film-making would make a successful and good movie? Had this movie been made in the late '30's or '40's the movie would had felt more right. Everything than would had more sense and everything in the movie would had connected better to each other. The style of film-making and the story itself simply work too old fashioned for an 1967 movie. As a result of this the story feels childish and throughout its running time, mostly not funny enough. This movie was made in the wrong decade.

But there are more problems with the movie. Another one of those problems is Marlon Brando. Of course he's a great actor and without doubt one of the very best of all time but I'm sorry, he just wasn't much good as a comical actor. He doesn't seem at ease in most of the comical sequences and he just feels totally miscast. Sophia Loren on the other hand is fine in this movie, as is Tippi Hedren. Chaplin's son Sydney Chaplin also plays quite a big role in the movie and he plays a surprising pleasant character, who gets more important in the movie as the story progresses. Charlie Chaplin himself also shows up in a very small role. Another very pleasant cameo is by Oscar winning actress Margaret Rutherford. The scene with her is perhaps the very best of the entire movie. The rest of the characters and actors just seem pointless and don't really make a lasting or important enough impression.

So does the entire movie to be honest. It feels like a pointless movie, that doesn't add anything and has no surprises in it, or reasons to make this movie a must-see. No, not even for the Brando, Loren or Chaplin fans. This movie is certainly not one of their best moments, out of their long careers and none of them really make a wonderful shining impression in this movie.

Sure, it does have its moments but overall it's filled with too many old fashioned sort of comical situations that are too often stretched out for too long and too much. As a movie it's entertaining enough to make it worth your time but as a comedy it really isn't good or funny enough to consider this movie a great or really memorable one.

I agree with Quentin Tarantino on this issue (see "My Best Friend's Birthday"), this is not Charlie Chaplin's finest moment.

6/10

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