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Romance with a Double Bass (1974)

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A bassist shows up early for the betrothal ball of a beautiful princess, and whiles away the time having a dip in the river. The princess is doing the same, unbeknownst to the bass player, ... See full summary »

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A bassist shows up early for the betrothal ball of a beautiful princess, and whiles away the time having a dip in the river. The princess is doing the same, unbeknownst to the bass player, but when someone steals their clothes, the bass player helps the princess to preserve her dignity by transporting her back to the castle in his bass case, and along the way they discover they have feelings for each other. Based on a short story by Anton Chekhov. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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A charming film
5 July 2001 | by (Haddonfield, NJ) – See all my reviews

One of John Cleese's first post-Python projects -- after he decided not to appear in the fourth series -- was this short film based on a story by Anton Chekhov. In it he plays a musician who falls in love with a princess, played by then-wife Connie Booth. Theirs is the ultimate "meet cute" as they both decide to go skinny dipping at the same time and both have their clothes stolen. Luckily for both of them, Cleese's instrument of choice is the double bass.

"Romance with a Double Bass" was the second writing collaboration for Cleese and Booth, after co-writing the "Fairy Tale" sketch in the second German Python special a year earlier. It also marked the first time they worked with Andrew Sachs, who would co-star in their brilliant series "Fawlty Towers" a year later. Incidentally, this film was directed by Robert Young, who would go on to direct Eric Idle's "Splitting Heirs" and co-direct "Fierce Creatures."


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