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Hot Millions (1968)

G | | Comedy, Crime | 1969 (Norway)
A paroled London fraudster poses as a computer specialist in order to work for an insurance company that entirely relies on its corporate server.

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Eric Till
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peter Ustinov ... Marcus Pendleton / Caesar Smith
Maggie Smith ... Patty Terwilliger Smith
Karl Malden ... Carlton J. Klemper
Bob Newhart ... Willard C. Gnatpole
Robert Morley ... Caesar Smith
Cesar Romero ... Customs Inspector
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Storyline

A Cockney con-artist just out of prison replaces an insurance company's computer programmer and sends claim checks to himself in various guises at addresses all over Europe. Meanwhile, he falls in love with inept secretary and frustrated flutist, Maggie Smith. Written by <MICHAELPEM@aol.com>

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This is a picture of a perfect embezzler. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1969 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

A Máquina de Fazer Milhões See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The car driven by Bob Newhart is a Jensen Interceptor. See more »

Goofs

At the bridge game (c.9 minutes) the dealer should bid first, not the third hand. The next bid (six spades)thereafter is from the second hand but the bidding should have been in a clockwise direction, not anti-clockwise. See more »

Quotes

Carlton J. Klemper: You have a very impressive background, Mr. Smith. Marvelous references.
Marcus Pendleton: [as Caesar Smith] I like to think so, Sir. It took quite a lot of time and ingenuity to lay my hands on them.
Carlton J. Klemper: Humor. One of the three great H's in my book. Humor, humility and honesty.
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Soundtracks

This Time
Words by Don Black
Music by Laurie Johnson
Sung by Lulu
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An All-Time Great Movie
20 January 2010 | by TromboneheadSee all my reviews

Hot Millions is a great movie in every way. A fun, offbeat story with wonderful performances by four of the best professionals ever to work in the business. Peter Ustinov is brilliant, as usual, and Maggie Smith---definitely one of the greatest actresses of all time--- is a total delight. Karl Malden and Bob Newhart round out the cast and are also perfect. If you want a movie that has perfect casting, this is it. What is so impressive is the way these people work off each other in such a natural and effortless way, creating lots of laughs and fun moments throughout. Peter Ustinov was a genius with a wonderful sense of humor and this is one of his most memorable performances. The direction, photography, and editing are also first-rate, and it's a great time capsule of London in the '60s. It's definitely on my all-time favorites list.


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