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Hot Millions (1968)

G | | Comedy, Crime | 1969 (Norway)
Paroled London fraudster Marcus Pendleton (Sir Peter Ustinov) 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

Cockney con artist Marcus Pendleton (Sir Peter Ustinov), 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, Patty Terwilliger Smith (Dame Maggie Smith). Written by <MICHAELPEM@aol.com>

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The most delightful fugitives Scotland Yard never caught! See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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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 »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Patty Terwilliger Smith (Dame Maggie Smith) and Willard C. Gnatpole (Bob Newhart) are in Heathrow Airport. The short-lived Apple shop in which they are shown shopping during the "couple of hours" he has before his flight was roughly twenty miles from the airport. 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

Elderly Gentleman card player: [Marcus has been pumping the card players for names of top-notch computer experts. The eldest player is irritated by all the talk] If this keeps up, I shall violate a lifetime principle and play bridge with women.
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Soundtracks

This Time
Words by Don Black
Music by Laurie Johnson
Sung by Lulu
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Magic moments
28 August 2006 | by benbrae76See all my reviews

This movie is now appearing on digital TV at least once a month, I've watched it a dozen or more times, and it never ceases to delight me. If it was on tomorrow I'd watch it again. Such is the artistry that Peter Ustinov and Maggie Smith, two great magicians of the acting profession can create, helped in no small way by the superb supporting trio of Karl Malden, Bob Newhart and Robert Morley. Not forgetting others in minor roles.

It is a simple tale, simply told, of an ex-con, a lovable embezzler, battling and succeeding with the then "new age technology" i.e computers, and finding affection in the process. Even if it is a tad (tongue in cheek) implausible, even unbelievable, the characters are not. There is no violence, no sex, no bad language, and best of all no awful method acting which is so prevalent today. A real lesson to modern movie-makers on how to make a great show from, and with, virtually nothing...except outstanding talent.


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