In this comedy, set during the Nazi occupation of France, Peter Sellers plays most major male parts, so he stars in nearly every scene, always bumbling in inspector Clouseau-style. As British Major Robinson he is hidden in Madame Grenier's Parisian brothel, right under the nose of the Nazi clients, such as Gestapo agent Herr Schroeder (again him). As Général Latour he leads the French resistance, which includes the brothel madam -made a colonel in charge of her sexy 'troops'- and a priest, and is joined by young US diplomat Alan Cassidy. As Japanese imperial Prince Kyoto he becomes a target for the resistance in a monastery on his way to Hitler (again him). At the end he decorates the heroes as French president. Written by
The movie with the 6 best Sellers in one!
Did You Know?
has said that this film was the "unhappiest experience in my whole career". This was due to the temperamental behaviour of Peter Sellers
. The costs spiralled out of control, nearly bankrupting Boulting. See more
When the RAF plane blows up the car of prince Kyoto a modern power line pole can be seen in the background. See more
What do you look forward to?
After the war? I look forward to going back to my old job in civilian street.
What did you do?
I was an income tax inspector.
Very different from the Gestapo.
Not the way I do it!
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