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The Magnificent Two (1967)

Two salesmen travel to a small South American Country to peddle their wares. However the country is in the middle of a major conflict between the Government led by Diaz and the rebels led ... See full summary »

Director:

Cliff Owen

Writers:

Sidney Green (screenplay) (as S.C. Green), Richard Hills (screenplay) (as R.M. Hills) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Morecambe ... Eric / Fernando Torres
Ernie Wise ... Ernie
Margit Saad ... General Carla
Virgilio Teixeira ... General Carrillo (as Virgilio Texera)
Cecil Parker ... Sir John / British Ambassador
Isobel Black ... Officer Juanita
Martin Benson ... President Diaz
Michael Godfrey ... Manuelo
Sue Sylvaine Sue Sylvaine ... Carmelita Diaz
Henry Beltran Henry Beltran ... José Diaz
Tyler Butterworth ... Miguel Diaz
Sandor Elès ... Armandez (as Sandor Eles)
Andreas Malandrinos Andreas Malandrinos ... Juan (as Andrea Malandrinos)
Victor Maddern ... Drunken Soldier
Charles Laurence Charles Laurence ... Sharpshooter
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Storyline

Two salesmen travel to a small South American Country to peddle their wares. However the country is in the middle of a major conflict between the Government led by Diaz and the rebels led by Torres. When Torres is accidentally killed the rebels mistaken pick up one of the salesmen, Eric, as he looks like Torres. Eric and Ernie are promised millions to carry on the charade once the rebels take charge. However once Eric takes charge he finds himself back in danger as scheming general Carillo plans to remove the impostor from his role. Written by Paul Hunter aka "Bob the Moo"

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 1967 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

De Guerillas van Camp Grande See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Rank Organisation See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Tyler Butterworth's father Peter Butterworth took time out to visit his son on set: he was acting in Don't Lose Your Head (1967) at another Pinewood soundstage simultaneously. See more »

Goofs

Although set in the fictional country of Parazuelia, in the first few minutes an official car comes to the police station bearing the Mexican flag. See more »

Quotes

Ernie: We'll never sell anything here. I don't suppose anybody's got two pesos to rub together.
Eric: Maybe we picked the wrong town.
Ernie: The wrong town, we picked the wrong country! We were doing all right in Urapania until you had to open your big mouth. "Long live the President."
Eric: How was I to know they'd just shot him?
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Depressingly unfunny
29 November 2010 | by horrorfilmxSee all my reviews

Let me say right from the start that I am a big, big Morecambe and Wise fan and have been ever since I was a kid. I'd heard that their features were but pale shadows of their TV work but even thus forewarned I was shocked by the total lack of humor in this film. THE MAGNIFICENT TWO is clearly meant to be something like the Hope and Crosby ROAD movies and I can't think of two comics who could have carried it off better than Eric and Ernie --- like Bob and Bing, they relied much on spirited ad-libs and spontaneity to earn their laughs, but this movie saddles them with a dreadfully humorless script which they seemed to follow like leaden zombies. Let me give you an example of what this movie's creators thought was funny: Eric and Ernie have an argument with their mouths so stuffed with food you can't hear what they're saying. Laugh? You'll never start. The only reason I gave THE MAGNIFICENT TWO two stars instead of only one is out of respect for the boys. Check out their stuff on YouTube. They were funny, funny men.


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