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Tommy the Toreador (1959)

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 »

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

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Sierra Blanca
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Music by Hiram Hinton (pseudonym of Roger Barsotti)
Bosworth Music Ltd
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A load of bull
28 May 2016 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

There was a time when Tommy Steele was a rock and roll singer.However it is clear that by time this film was made he had already softened that image to more middle of the road,where he would find long term success.He is one of the numerous popular stars of that era who tried and failed to have a successful film career.He joins a long list of failures,such as Morecambe & Wise,Charlie Drake and Spike Milligsn.Despite a pretty decent cast and the name of Talbot Rothwell as one one of the scriptwriters,this film never gets off the ground.The songs are mediocre,though Steele had a hit with "little whit bull".The climax at the bullfighting is truly awful in every way.The producers should have been thrown to the lions.


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