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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:
not as bad as critics made out 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)
 
Crew verified as complete


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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:
The only feature film by Charles Chaplin to be funded by a major studio, Universal. Also, he had the largest budget of all his films, $2 million.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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Brando (2007) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
(Love,) This Is My SongSee more »

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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
not as bad as critics made out, 28 July 2006
Author: fcasnette from United Kingdom

an interesting curio as Chaplin's last film. Loren is ravishingly beautiful and carries the whole film well on her shoulders. Brando badly miscast, he shows some great timing in the madcap farce rushing around scenes, but try to imagine how Rex Harrison could have done this type of slamming doors and hiding farce as the uptight diplomat exasperated with his stowaway - think My Fair Lady. Brando's mumbling performance just does not gel. Apparently he had disagreements with Chaplin and maybe was sulking.

Very nice cameos from Margaret Rutherford (British films of the 50s Miss Marple) and Angelar Scoular (batty girl like in her performance in On Her Majesty's Secret Service), also great comedy performance from Patrick Cargill (British TV comedy and a memorable No 2 in the Prisoner) as the butler. Excellent acting going on here.

It is dull to start with, static camera like silent films, stagy, and obvious studio sets, but by the time the sea sickness scene came along I was laughing and drawn in. The post marriage bedroom scene is funny.

There is a scene at the bar with Sydney Chaplin (Charlie's son) where he tries to distract Michael Medwin, where Sydney looks amazingly like Charlie in attitude and timing - but this is probably due to diligent direction by his father.

A really nice theme music from Charlie again. Yes, it is old fashioned, a filmed play, was absolutely released in the wrong decade, with the wrong leading man, but does show some of the Chaplin traits and even perhaps genius, certainly his humanist philosophy in the treatment of homeless or stateless persons.

A real shame it was so savaged by critics at the time and disappointed him in his old age. He deserved better for his lifetime contribution to the art of film.

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