Captain Harry Flashman of the British army is a cad, a coward, and a lecher who always seems to come off inadvertently heroic. While romancing renowned courtesan Lola Montes, Harry is recruited against his will by Otto von Bismarck to substitute for a lookalike Prussian prince ostensibly in order to help Bismarck enlarge his hold over German duchies. But Bismarck has something more sinister in mind for both Harry and the prince. Written by
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In the scene in the throne room, just after the wedding, the US Ambassador is introduced as "Cassius Clay". That is the birth name of boxer Muhammad Ali
who defeated Henry Cooper
, the man who played John Gully MP, the boxer. Muhammed Ali was named Cassius Clay at birth after his father who had been named after another Cassius Clay, who had been a famous Kentucky politician and anti-slavery activist in the mid-nineteenth century and was later named Ambassador to Russia by President Abraham Lincoln. See more
At c.47 minutes Flashman strikes a red ball with his cue. However, in all variants of billiards the cue-ball is white. See more
So, the last thing I have to tell you young fellows is this: play up and play the game, honor your queen and country, mind what your masters tell you, say your prayers each night, keep your minds and your bodies clean, take a cold bath each day, and you'll find you can always look the world in the eye like an English gentleman.
[audience members concurs, muttering "Here, here"
Now my lads, I'm just a simple soldier.
[Audience members murmer objections and so does the headmaster
Spoofs The Prisoner of Zenda
Music by Gabriel Fauré
Arranged by Ken Thorne See more