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Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies (1969)

Monte Carlo or Bust! (original title)
An international car rally across Europe is complicated by smuggling, cheating, love at first sight, etc. etc.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Monsieur Dupont
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Marcello
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Angelo
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Major Dawlish
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Chester Schofield
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Marie-Claude
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Pascale
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Willi Schickel / Horst Müller (as Gert Frobe)
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Betty
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Count Levinovitch
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Dominique
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Lt. Barrington
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Otto
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Perkins
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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! See more »

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Action | Comedy | Romance

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June 1969 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies  »

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Trivia

Ken Annakin did not like working with Tony Curtis, calling him "brittle, self-centered and a bully". See more »

Goofs

During the start of the race at John O'Groats, some of the "snow" is blown off by the wind in clumps, revealing it to be soap suds strewn about the scene. See more »

Crazy Credits

Closing sequence: Revolving Automobile Tire segues into the Paramount Logo. 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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Wacky Races style comic caper
13 September 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The movie isn't that funny, although you probably don't notice that what with the great actors on display - The wonderful gap toothed Terry-Thomas as a kind of Dick Dastardly Figure, Eric Sykes as his Mutley style sidekick,It has Tony Curtis romancing Susan Hampshire & The great comic actors Peter Cook & Dudley Moore as British Army men who have the best scenes and funniest lines & Gert Frobe (Goldfinger) as a escaped convict transporting stolen treasures. The scenery is wonderful as they travel throughout Europe Mostly Britain and France and has a nice 1920's feel, just don't expect many laughs, just sit back and enjoy some of the best British Actors many of who are no longer with us.

All in all a likeable caper with great performances

Rating 8/10


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