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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.

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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 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1968 (USA) See more »

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The Rank Organisation See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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The winning sequence in the game of roulette was 25, 9 & 0. See more »

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In the sequence where Ern is winched down from the helicopter to save the waterskiing Eric, the bottom of the back-projection screen is occasionally in shot behind Morecambe. See more »

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Renard: [Writhing and moaning in pain on the floor with a bullet wound on him] Uh!
Eric Simpson: Pardon?
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Featured in Morecambe & Wise: The Whole Story: Episode #1.1 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Now That You're Here
(uncredited)
Music by Ron Goodwin
Lyrics by Sidney Green and Richard Hills
Performed by Ernie Wise
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Poor outing for one of UK TV's favourite comic pairs.
27 May 2011 | by karl-a-hughesSee all my reviews

As many have said, this is a woefully disappointing film. That two of UK's favourite TV comedians (albeit not two of my favourites) could appear in such an unfunny movie is a terrible shame. The script and comic situations quite simply fall short of the mark needed to be funny, and although Eric's boisterous on-screen personality sometimes lifts a laugh from the creaky material you are left wishing for some original witty lines to appear.

The supporting cast is almost entirely devoid of those stalwarts of British comedy films that help to glean laughs from mediocre material. Perhaps appearances from the like of John le Mesurier or Irene Handl would have helped to lift this film, but as things are we are left to a string of character actors that don't know how to play at comedy.

The score is by the masterful Ron Goodwin, and this adds some momentum to the proceedings; much needed but ultimately wasted.

In short, this film is really only for fans of Eric and Ernie, and even then, you'd be better searching out their TV material.


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