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Tommy the Toreador (1959)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical | 25 March 1960 (Finland)
Tommy is a happy sailor, travelling the world, singing his favourite songs. When he visits Spain, he gets mistaken for a famous bullfighter. Tommy finishes up in the bull-ring facing a VERY... See full summary »

Writers:

George H. Brown (screenplay), George H. Brown (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Steele ... Tommy Tomkins
Janet Munro ... Amanda
Sidney James ... Cadena
Bernard Cribbins ... Paco
Noel Purcell ... Captain
Virgilio Teixeira ... Parilla, the Bullfighter
José Nieto ... Inspector Quintero (as Pepe Nieto)
Ferdy Mayne ... Lopez
Harold Kasket Harold Kasket ... Jose
Kenneth Williams ... Vice-Consul
Eric Sykes ... Martin
Manolo Blazquez Manolo Blazquez ... Matador
José Valero José Valero ... Bullfighting enthusiast
Francis De Wolff Francis De Wolff ... Hotel Proprietor
Tutte Lemkow ... Bootblack
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Tommy is a happy sailor, travelling the world, singing his favourite songs. When he visits Spain, he gets mistaken for a famous bullfighter. Tommy finishes up in the bull-ring facing a VERY angry bull and cheered on by the crowd. What will he do now ? Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1960 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Tommy som toreador See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

James Robertson Justice was offered the Captain's role. See more »

Soundtracks

Tortillas
(uncredited)
Music by Klaus Wuesthoff
Francis Day & Hunter Ltd
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Unfunny comedy with wasted cast.
28 February 2006 | by karl-a-hughesSee all my reviews

It has been a while since I saw this film and remember thinking that this was a wasted cast. Despite the presence of Sid James, Kenneth Williams and Eric Sykes this movie isn't all that funny. Tommy Steele's permanent and inane grin was certainly not an asset to this movie. Either he was a sandwich short of the picnic or he knew that he was getting paid too much for this bad flick. I suspect that it was the latter.

Directed by a name familiar from some of Norman Wisdom's comedies this movie treads uneasily between slap stick and musical without being successful as either. If for nothing else it is worth fans of the Carry Ons watching this just to see Sid James 'singing'. I guess in its day this movie was aimed at the sort of person that 10 years ago would have gone to see Spice World. Despite the desperate attempts to be a cheerful movie this really doesn't do much to lift the spirits.


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