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Release Date:
24 April 1969 (USA) See more »
The Vaccinated Americans. How to spot them. See more »
The humorous adventures of a group of American tourists taking a 18-day guided bus tour of 9 European countries. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations See more »
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A classic and a gem! See more (27 total) »


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Suzanne Pleshette ... Samantha Perkins

Ian McShane ... Charlie Cartwright

Mildred Natwick ... Jenny Grant

Murray Hamilton ... Fred Ferguson
Sandy Baron ... John Marino

Michael Constantine ... Jack Harmon

Norman Fell ... Harve Blakely
Peggy Cass ... Edna Ferguson

Marty Ingels ... Bert Greenfield
Pamela Britton ... Freda

Reva Rose ... Irma Blakely

Aubrey Morris ... Harry Dix
Hilary Thompson ... Shelly Ferguson (as Hilarie Thompson)

Luke Halpin ... Bo
Mario Carotenuto ... Giuseppe

Patricia Routledge ... Mrs. Featherstone
Marina Berti ... Gina
Ermelinda De Felice ... Italian Woman in Automobile Accident (as Linda De Felice)
Paul Esser ... German Sergeant
Jennifer White ... Dot (as Jenny White)
Sonya Doumen ... Miss Belgium (as Miss Belgium)

Senta Berger ... London Saleswoman

John Cassavetes ... Steve

Joan Collins ... Girl on Sidewalk

Vittorio De Sica ... Shoemaker

Donovan ... Singer in Youth Hostel

Anita Ekberg ... Performer

Ben Gazzara ... Card Player

Virna Lisi ... John's Beautiful Cousin in Rome

Elsa Martinelli ... Maria, Woman on Venetian Bridge
Catherine Spaak ... Woman Posing for Photographer

Robert Vaughn ... Antonio, Photographer
Suzy Falk ... German Sergeant's Wife
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roger Six ... Marcel
Frank Latimore ... George (uncredited)
Yutte Stensgaard ... Museum Guide (uncredited)

Directed by
Mel Stuart 
Writing credits
David Shaw (story)

David Shaw (screenplay)

Produced by
Stan Margulies .... producer
David L. Wolper .... executive producer
Original Music by
Walter Scharf 
Cinematography by
Vilis Lapenieks 
Film Editing by
David Saxon 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
Art Direction by
Marc Frédérix 
Costume Design by
Howard Shoup (uncredited)
Makeup Department
Ron Berkeley .... makeup artist
Vittorio Biseo .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jim Brennan .... production manager: UK
Karl Heinz Eisner .... production manager: Germany
Wim Lindner .... production manager: Holland
Tom Pevsner .... supervising production manager
Louis Pitzele .... production manager: Belgium
Michel Rittener .... production manager: Switzerland
Orazio Tassara .... production manager: Italy
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patrick O'Brien .... assistant director
Patrick Hella .... addition second assistant director - belgium (uncredited)
Mike Higgins .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Bruce Bigg .... property master
Sound Department
Derek Ball .... sound
Jeff Bushelman .... sound editor (uncredited)
Robert Glenn .... sound editor (uncredited)
Van Allen James .... sound editor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Kane .... grip
Ross A. Maehl .... gaffer (as Ross Maehl)
Fritz Roland .... photographer: second unit
Martin Evans .... gaffer (uncredited)
Geoff Glover .... focus puller (uncredited)
Ray Meehan .... best boy (uncredited)
Casting Department
Mary Selway .... casting: UK
Editorial Department
Robert K. Lambert .... assistant editor (as Robert Lambert)
Music Department
Walter Scharf .... conductor
Other crew
Frawley Becker .... dialogue coach
Marilyn Conkle .... production secretary
Doreen Dearnaley .... continuity
Judith Mullen .... production secretary
Mario Olivieri .... location manager: Italy (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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98 min | Argentina:105 min | USA:99 min
Color (DeLuxe Color)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Canada:G (Manitoba/Nova Scotia) | Canada:F (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:S | Sweden:Btl | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) | USA:G (edited for re-rating) | USA:M (original rating)
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Did You Know?

During one of the interludes that Shelly Ferguson (Hilary Thompson) spends with the free-spirited Bo (Luke Halpin), she admires the slogan "Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came" that he has displayed on his motorcycle. That phrase is also the title of the next (and last) movie in which their co-star, Pamela Britton, appeared before her untimely death in 1974.See more »
Continuity: In the scene where he first meets Hilarie Thompson, Luke Halpin is shown wearing regular street clothes and shoes. When he mounts his motorcycle, the camera cuts away to someone wearing brown riding boots, kicking the motorcycle to start. Then as he drives away, he's back in his original footwear.See more »
Charlie Cartwright:[Talking to the tour group on the bus] This tiny country of Holland is famous for Rembrandt, the tulip, the Edam cheese... also for Van Gogh, Dutch chocolate, Dutch beer, Dutch cleanser, the Dutch treat, the Dutch door, the Dutch uncle... In fact, folks, you're in Dutch!See more »
Row Row Your BoatSee more »


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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A classic and a gem!, 28 May 2008
Author: Gunn from Minnesota

I've been waiting for years for this gem to come out on DVD. Now I have my own copy and I still love this film. One of the many reasons I love it is that the year it was released (1970) I took almost the same tour; we also hit Paris, France. It's quite accurate and I love the humor. You can't put American tourists in one category. They are as varied as all Americans are. Taking a speed tour of Europe can be exhausting, but oh, the memories. Most will return on a more relaxed itinerary. What a great cast too! I agreed with most ALL the above reviews save the negative ones. Pleshette's character was not snobby, nor a complainer. She was friendly to the other tourists. Although many complained, by the end of the film a good time was had by all the tourists. I would've enjoyed traveling with this cast of tourists, but not with anyone who thought them boorish. I highly recommend this terrific little classic to anyone, tourist or homebody.

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