A paroled London fraudster poses as a computer specialist in order to work for an insurance company that entirely relies on its corporate server.

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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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1969 (Norway)  »

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In the film Maggie Smith takes Bob Newhart shopping where she is seen trying on clothes and buying an outfit for £20 at the Apple Boutique on Baker Street, London, a boutique owned and operated by The Beatles. The boutique, which was the first venture of their Apple Corps Ltd company, and featured a large psychedelic mural on the external wall, was only operated for several months in 1968 before being closed down and the contents given away to the public for free. Hot Millions provides one of the few rare filmed glimpses of the boutique's interior. See more »

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The director of 'Deutsche Tungsten' is called "Geschäftsfüher" on the bakery window. It should read: "Geschäftsführer" ('company leader'). See more »

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Customs Inspector: [glances into Caesar's bag full of money, smiles] Welcome to Brazil, senhor!
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Published by Robbins Music Corp.
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A Nifty Caper Movie
22 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay, for those that dislike this movie, I agree this ain't Olivier doing Shakespeare. But it is a charming little caper movie that could only have been made in the sixties.

Peter Ustinov plays a charming embezzler and Maggie Smith plays a not-so dumb-in-the end secretary that he marries. It doesn't have any roll on the floor laughs but then again it doesn't try to. Made before the blockbuster era of Jaws and Star Wars and even before the crass but extremely funny humor of M.A.S.H., simple movies like this could be made for a modest cost without being expected to be the next Gone With The Wind.

If you come across this movie, just enjoy it without looking for any deep underlying message.


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