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Hot Millions (1968)

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A Cockney con-artist just out of prison replaces an insurance company's computer programmer and sends claim checks to himself in various guises at addresses all over Europe. Meanwhile, he ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Marcus Pendleton / Caesar Smith
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Carlton J. Klemper
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Willard C. Gnatpole
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Caesar Smith
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Customs Inspector
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A Cockney con-artist just out of prison replaces an insurance company's computer programmer and sends claim checks to himself in various guises at addresses all over Europe. Meanwhile, he falls in love with inept secretary and frustrated flutist, Maggie Smith. Written by <MICHAELPEM@aol.com>

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This is a picture of a perfect embezzler.

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Comedy | Crime

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17 January 1969 (Finland)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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The car driven by Bob Newhart is a Jensen Interceptor. See more »

Goofs

At the bridge game (c.9 minutes) the dealer should bid first, not the third hand. The next bid (six spades)thereafter is from the second hand but the bidding should have been in a clockwise direction, not anti-clockwise. See more »

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Marcus Pendleton: [Discussing his dream of a musical career] You can't afford an orchestra and, I mean, even the baton's become prohibitive with the new tax slapped on it.
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Caesar Smith
Composed by Laurie Johnson
Published by Robbins Music Corp.
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Magic moments
28 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

This movie is now appearing on digital TV at least once a month, I've watched it a dozen or more times, and it never ceases to delight me. If it was on tomorrow I'd watch it again. Such is the artistry that Peter Ustinov and Maggie Smith, two great magicians of the acting profession can create, helped in no small way by the superb supporting trio of Karl Malden, Bob Newhart and Robert Morley. Not forgetting others in minor roles.

It is a simple tale, simply told, of an ex-con, a lovable embezzler, battling and succeeding with the then "new age technology" i.e computers, and finding affection in the process. Even if it is a tad (tongue in cheek) implausible, even unbelievable, the characters are not. There is no violence, no sex, no bad language, and best of all no awful method acting which is so prevalent today. A real lesson to modern movie-makers on how to make a great show from, and with, virtually nothing...except outstanding talent.


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