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Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies (1969)

Monte Carlo or Bust! (original title)
An international car rally across Europe is complicated by smuggling, cheating, love at first sight, etc. etc.

Writers:

Jack Davies (original story and screenplay), Ken Annakin (original story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bourvil ... Monsieur Dupont
Lando Buzzanca ... Marcello
Walter Chiari ... Angelo
Peter Cook ... Maj. Dawlish
Tony Curtis ... Chester Schofield
Mireille Darc ... Marie-Claude
Marie Dubois ... Pascale
Gert Fröbe ... Willi Schickel / Horst Müller (as Gert Frobe)
Susan Hampshire ... Betty
Jack Hawkins ... Count Levinovitch
Nicoletta Machiavelli ... Dominique
Dudley Moore ... Lt. Barrington
Peer Schmidt ... Otto
Eric Sykes ... Perkins
Terry-Thomas ... Sir Cuthbert Ware-Armitage
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Storyline

In an international car rally, competitors must travel from various points in Europe to Monte Carlo, then race their cars. Things are complicated by smuggling, cheating, honor, inventions, medicine, and love at first sight... Written by Anonymous

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Watch Out! For the Craziest CARnival of the Year! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | France | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1969 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Allegedly Tony Curtis and Susan Hampshire had a brief relationship during the making of the film. See more »

Goofs

During the start of the race at John O'Groats, some of the "snow" is blown off by the wind in clumps, revealing it to be soap suds strewn about the scene. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Barrington: I think we hit one of their chaps, sir.
Maj. Dawlish: On the contrary, he hit us.
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Crazy Credits

Closing sequence: Revolving Automobile Tire segues into the Paramount Logo. See more »


Soundtracks

Those Daring Young Men in their Jaunty Jalopies
Music and Lyrics by Ron Goodwin
Sung by Jimmy Durante
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Fond Memories
20 May 2000 | by JMO-7See all my reviews

This picture is one of those fondly remembered childhood movies for me. I'd have been six when it came out and I bought a VHS copy when that was released. It was as goofy a movie as I remembered. Tony Curtis forever muttering "darn, heck and h.e. double l" when things went wrong; Terry-Thomas being his usual beastly self. The movie is full of old friends. This is one I'd like to see fully restored (it originally had a stereo soundtrack - mentioned on the credits), and released on DVD.


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