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Only When I Larf (1968)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Adventure | 23 October 1968 (USA)
A master conman leads a pair of British accomplices on an international adventure of highly profitable dirty tricks.

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Complete credited cast:
... Silas
... Bob
... Liz
Nicholas Pennell ... Spencer
... Diana
Terence Alexander ... Gee Gee Gray
Edric Connor ... Awana
Gaston Chikhani
... General Sakut
... Ali Lin
Brian Grellis ... Spider
David Healy ... Jones
... Poster
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A master conman leads a pair of British accomplices on an international adventure of highly profitable dirty tricks.

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...solo quando rido  »

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This film was in the cinemas only a few weeks after the first publication of Len Deighton's novel. He had developed the subject as a novel and a movie project simultaneously, an idea that another best-selling author, Alastair Maclean, would soon take up with "Where Eagles Dare". Deighton was co-producer of this film as well as author of the novel, but is surprisingly not credited as author of the screenplay (which makes a significant change to the novel at the end of the story). See more »

Quotes

Silas: [exhausted after futilely chasing after Liz, who has double-crossed him and Bob] Oh! My side!
Bob: I hope it bloody hurts.
Silas: [last line of film] Only when I laugh...
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Only When I Larf
Written by Ron Grainer
Recorded by Whistling Jack Smith
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Glossy Tongue-in-Cheek Comedy with Catchy Theme Tune
25 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is a glossy tongue-in-cheek tale of two conmen and their girlfriend accomplice constantly trying to keep one step a head of the game with mixed success.

A love-triangle develops as the young protege tries to take over from his old mentor and to steal his girlfriend to boot. Needless to say, their feuding only complicates things and leads to a good twist at the end.

The good-natured direction is upbeat and enthusiastic, the acting is accomplished right down to the supporting cast and the theme tune by Ron Grainer is catchy and interspersed by pleasant incidental scores. This movie is well worth viewing should you be lucky enough to find it on tv one afternoon.


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