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Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies (1969)
"Monte Carlo or Bust!" (original title)

 -  Action | Comedy | Romance  -  June 1969 (UK)
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An international car rally across Europe is complicated by smuggling, cheating, love at first sight, etc. etc.

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Angelo
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Willi Schickel / Horst Müller (as Gert Frobe)
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Nicoletta Machiavelli ...
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In an international car rally, competitors must travel from various points in Europe to Monte Carlo, then race their cars. Things are complicated by smuggling, cheating, honor, inventions, medicine, and love at first sight... Written by Anonymous

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It was a race to the finish... if only they could finish!

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Working title was 'Monte Carlo and All That Jazz' reported in Kinema Weekly (12/10/68). See more »

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The scenes showing Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Gert Fröbe romping about on a frozen Swedish lake show mountains, reindeer and cable cars. Would had been OK if they hadn't been on their way to Malmö in the south of Sweden, where there are no mountains and no reindeer. Thus, the sign "Eslöv 5 km" (or whatever) got an extra laugh in Sweden. See more »

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Those Daring Young Men in their Jaunty Jalopies
Music and Lyrics by Ron Goodwin
Sung by Jimmy Durante
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Great to look at but few laughs
21 May 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This film is a mystery. It has great scenery, a wonderful cast and visually splendid stunts. For its time it was a a bit of a sleeper, perhaps as it was seen as a kind of imitation of Those Magnificent Men. The film seems to have all the right ingredients including a huge budget. So how come its tedious and frankly boring. It is rather fun looking at the who's who of film. The dashing Walter Chiari, the glorious Tony Curtis and Susan Hampshire and of course Gert Frobe. Pete and Dud come off best but there seems to be nothing much that can save what is unfortunately an over blown mish mash. Its a pity really because a great deal of heart and a even more money went into making it


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