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A Matter of WHO (1961)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 3 October 1961 (UK)
(1962) Terry-Thomas, Alex Nicol, Honor Blackman. A man's death of smallpox at London airport sends officials into a panic as they conduct a frantic search for the carrier. Nice performances and a good script. 35mm.

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Don Chaffey

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Patricia Lee (article), Paul Dickinson (article) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Terry-Thomas ... Archibald Bannister
Sonja Ziemann ... Michele
Alex Nicol ... Kennedy
Richard Briers ... Jamieson
Honor Blackman ... Sister Bryan
Guy Deghy ... Ivanovitch
Carol White ... Beryl
Clive Morton ... Hatfield
Geoffrey Keen ... Foster
Martin Benson ... Rahman
The John Barry Seven The John Barry Seven ... Band
Eduard Linkers Eduard Linkers ... Linkers
Vincent Ball Vincent Ball ... Dr. Blake
Michael Ripper ... Skipper
Cyril Wheeler Cyril Wheeler ... Cooper
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(1962) Terry-Thomas, Alex Nicol, Honor Blackman. A man's death of smallpox at London airport sends officials into a panic as they conduct a frantic search for the carrier. Nice performances and a good script. 35mm.

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TERRY-THOMAS in the funniest chase since "The Lavender Hill Mob!" See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1961 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Un croque-mort trop curieux See more »

Filming Locations:

Alps, Austria See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Foray See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Richard Briers receives an "introducing" credit See more »

Quotes

Beryl: About to innoculate Beryl's bare shoulder: " Wouldn't you prefer it on the thigh where the scar won't be seen? Beryl " What makes you think it won't be seen?
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Connections

Referenced in A Patch of Blue (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

A Matter of Who
Words and Music by Bob Russell
Sung by Roy Castle over main title
Performed in nightclub scene by The John Barry Seven (uncredited)
and arranged by John Barry (uncredited)
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Cleverly written international thriller that combines humor and suspense.
25 October 1998 | by bustermSee all my reviews

I haven't seen this movie since it came out in the early 60's, but I've always remembered it as refreshingly unusual, with Terry Thomas as an employee of the World Health Organization who is trying to track down the source of a small, puzzling epidemic of smallpox. He is almost thwarted by big oil money, secrecy, and efforts to cover up criminal acts. (I'm going to see it again soon, however - I found it for sale at CINEMAWEB. If my opinion changes after I've seen it again, I'll change my comments, if your site will allow that.)


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