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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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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

When the rebel comes to the jail (at around the 15 minute mark) and calls to the boys, Eric's snoring in response to the calling, plus the guitar background, is a reference to their humorous song "Boom oo yata-ta-ta." See more »

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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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A Morcambe & Wise fan who thinks this is ridiculous drivel!!
1 November 2014 | by eragonbookfanSee all my reviews

I'm your regularly dude from Japan, grown up with different parents from different countries; my Dad from England, my Mom from Japan.

My Dad has often ordered much British-related comedies, sitcoms, drama, skits, shows, etc., and Morcambe and Wise have been GOLD! I've been a fan of their's since seeing "That Rivera Tough" (1966), and wonderful underrated rom-com that just is all-round funny with it's great story-line, the two lead characters (of course played by Morcambe & Wise), the funny lines, the funny scenes, the serious lines, the serious scenes, the grand finale, and the pay off just work WELL together! I want to ask a favor from ANYONE to show this movie on the air on live TV, because it definitely deserves more attention! (Way funnier than "Dr. Strangelove," "Airplane!", or "Dumb and Dumber.")

And we also own a VHS called "The Best Years of Morcambe & Wise", which I've watched about 1,000 times now, and just love reciting all the hilarious lines, scenes, and jokes. (A lot of which you can see on YouTube). Comedy coming from these two men was just always FUN!

But The Magnificent Two... just didn't work. I mean, I saw this film just recently on YouTube, I didn't know Morcambe and Wise made more films after "That Rivera Touch", but I was surprised to find out anyway.

I usually don't like films about "Mexico" or "drugs" or "mafias" - and this film proves exactly that. The story I thought was dumb, the idea dumb, and the ending scene was all-round REALLY dumb. I got the idea why these women were to disturb these bad guys by stripping down to their underwear, but....... WHEN did the creative & innovative Morcambe and Wise turn into Benny Hill??? I never saw them use sexual innuendos on their shows, or skits. I mean, it was used a bit in "That Rivera Touch", but it wasn't out of nowhere, and it worked within the story.

I love Eric Morcambe and Ernie Wise, but not "The Magnificent Two" - "That Rivera Touch" is a lot better. Check it out.

4/10


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