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That Riviera Touch (1966)

| Comedy | June 1968 (USA)
It's a great film and you could write a thesis about why two working class lads from the North of England share the money - Eric wins it, Ernie takes it - but that's showbusiness.

Director:

Cliff Owen

Writers:

Sidney Green (screenplay) (as S.C. Green), Richard Hills (screenplay) (as R.M. Hills) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Eric Morecambe ... Eric Simpson
Ernie Wise ... Ernest Clark
Suzanne Lloyd ... Claudette
Paul Stassino ... Le Pirate
Armand Mestral ... Inspector Duval
Gerald Lawson Gerald Lawson ... Coco
George Eugeniou George Eugeniou ... Marcel
George Pastell ... Ali
Alexandra Bastedo ... Girl at Roulette Table
Nicole Shelby Nicole Shelby ... Woman in Casino
Peter Jeffrey ... Mauron
Francis Matthews ... Hotel Manager
Michael Forrest Michael Forrest ... Pierre
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Storyline

After a mix-up with a member of the Royal Family, traffic wardens Eric and Ernie decide to take a holiday to the South Of France. However, when they arrive there, they find themselves caught up in the plot of Le Pirate who has stolen a collection of valuable jewels and plans to use Eric and Ernie to smuggle the collection out of France. He lures them to an old villa filled with traps and uses Claudette, another member of the gang, to keep Eric and Ernie busy. However, other jewel thieves are after the jewels and Eric continues to find their bodies in the villa just before it disappears. However, while they fight over the love of Claudette, Eric and Ernie begin to wonder just what is going on, and begin to investigate. As to Claudette, whose side is she on...? Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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They'll Split Their "Skin-Suits" Laughing - A Guaranteed "Burster" at the Box Office! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A magányos villa titka See more »

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Production Co:

The Rank Organisation See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Eric and Ernie's vintage car, central to the smuggling plotline, has the registration YV 931. See more »

Goofs

The camera casts a shadow over the girl in the black-and-white bikini as it pans across to follow her passing Eric and Ern's changing huts at the beach. See more »

Quotes

Eric Simpson: [Indicating the wine] This is *definitely* stronger than the stuff we get at home!
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Connections

Featured in Morecambe & Wise: The Whole Story: Episode #1.1 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

That Riviera Touch
Written by Ron Goodwin
Performed by Ernie Wise
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Great Movie
4 November 2001 | by ladybritSee all my reviews

I saw this movie many years ago and it has remained my favourite comedy to this day, the two main characters of the movie are Eric and Ernie, great British comedians of their day. Eric can make me laugh just by looking at him. This movie is a classic and is well worth watching. Filmed on the Riviera, as the title infers, one funny thing after another befalls the pair, in the spy-like way of James Bond etc. Great fun non stop laughter,


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