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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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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 »

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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References Beau Geste (1926) See more »

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This one was really fun to watch
4 June 2010 | by ArenjeeSee all my reviews

I remember seeing this movie as a child with my brothers and sisters sometime in the 80's and we loved it. We were all already very familiar with their comedy series and were elated when we heard that they were in this movie. What made it so memorable was the plot itself. Really simple and straight forward, quirky and funny. Then there is the contrast between the two main characters and their Latin American co characters. It simply flowed and it worked very very well. It had some slapstick, subtle puns, and a few delightful stunts. Ahaaaaaaaaaaa! lest I forget to mention that there is something for the kids as well. It reminds me of 'The three amigos' and is just as funny. It was meant to be light comedy and the producers pulled it off excellently.


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