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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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Trivia

In a scene on a train, Eric and Ernie use Action Man or GI Joe figures. Given the English connection, they were probably Action Man figures. 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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Connections

References Beau Geste (1926) See more »

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Mediocre Morecambe and Wise film
24 December 2019 | by jongibboSee all my reviews

This was the last of the three films that television comedians Morecambe & Wise made for the Rank Organisation. I saw all three when they came out and thought at the time that this was the best of the three.. Looked at today, more than fifty years on, although I still find it enjoyable, it seems rather more problematic. It seems to be unsure which direction it is going in. On the one hand, with this basic story-line, you could make a much darker film, but that would require different leads, but if judged purely as a vehicle for Morecambe & Wise, then it seems unnecessarily violent. On a positive note, I did rather like the performance of Margit Saad as General Carla, the leader of the women's revolutionary army. In a film like this, it would be easy to make her a ridiculous figure, but in fact, she plays the part for the most part fairly straight in an under-stated manner which I found quite effective, although at times she seems to be in a different film to the two leads. In conclusion, I have seen much worse films starring TV comedians, eg Mr. Ten Per Cent starring Charlie Drake which came out at about the same time.. If you can cut this film some slack, then you may find things about this film that you can enjoy.


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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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