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Mr. Topaze (original title)
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Mr. Topaze ('Peter Sellers') is an unassuming school teacher in an unassuming small French town who is honest to a fault. He is fired when he refuses to give a passing grade to a bad... See more »

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Auguste Topaze
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Suzy
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Castel Benac
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Muche
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Baroness
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Tamise
Anne Leon ...
Mrs. Tamise
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Ernestine
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Colette
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Roger de Bersac
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Blackmailer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Sellers ...
Gaston
Pauline Shepherd ...
Lilette
Thomas Gallagher ...
Policeman (uncredited)

Directed by

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Peter Sellers

Written by

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Marcel Pagnol ... (play "Topaze")
 
Pierre Rouve ... (written for the screen by)
 
Johnny Speight ... (script associate) (as John Speaight)

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Pierre Rouve ... producer

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Georges Van Parys

Cinematography by

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John Wilcox

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Geoffrey Foot

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Bill Blunden ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Ralph Gruskin ... second assistant editor (uncredited)

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Donald M. Ashton ... (as Don Ashton)

Art Direction by

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Peter Murton

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Pamela Cornell

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Pierre Balmain ... (dresses: Nadia Gray)
Anthony Mendleson ... (additional costumes)

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Anne Box ... hairdresser
Stuart Freeborn ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Roy Parkinson ... in charge of production
Leonard Urry ... production administrator

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Kip Gowans ... assistant director
Ray Freeborn ... third assistant director (uncredited)
Ian Goddard ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Dick Burnett ... draughtsman (uncredited)
Terry Knight ... draughtsman (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Alastair McIntyre ... sound editor
J.B. Smith ... dubbing mixer
Cyril Swern ... sound recordist
A.W. Watkins ... recording supervisor
Bill Baldwin ... boom operator (uncredited)
Ron Matthews ... sound camera operator (uncredited)

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Austin Dempster ... camera operator
Geoff Glover ... focus puller (uncredited)
Norman Hargood ... still photographer (uncredited)
Richard Robinson ... focus puller (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Felix Evans ... wardrobe supervisor

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Leighton Lucas ... conductor

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Rita Davison ... continuity
Elisabeth Woodthorpe ... production secretary (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

Mr. Topaze ('Peter Sellers') is an unassuming school teacher in an unassuming small French town who is honest to a fault. He is fired when he refuses to give a passing grade to a bad student, the grandson of a wealthy baroness. Castel Benac (Herbert Lom), a government official who runs a crooked financial business on the side, is persuaded by his mistress, Suzy (Nadia Gray), a musical comedy actress, to hire Mr. Topaze as the front man for his business. Gradually, Topaze becomes a rapacious financier who sacrifices his honesty for success and, in a final stroke of business bravado, fires Benac and acquires Suzy in the deal. An old friend and colleague, Tamise (Michael Gough) questions him and tells Topaze that if what he now says and practices indicates there are no more honest men. Written by Les Adams

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Taglines Note! This Is For People Who Like To Laugh! See more »
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Also Known As
  • I Like Money (United States)
  • Todos somos sinvergüenzas (Mexico)
  • Topaze lär sig leva (Finland, Swedish title)
  • Topaze oppii elämään (Finland)
  • Il piacere della disonestà (Italy)
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  • 97 min
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Trivia Peter Sellers is believed to have all copies of this film taken out of public domain and destroyed them. See more »
Movie Connections Remade as Das große ABC (Monsieur Topaze) (1975). See more »
Soundtracks I Like Money See more »

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