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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.

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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 Peer Schmidt ... Otto
Eric Sykes ... Perkins
Terry-Thomas ... Sir Cuthbert Ware-Armitage
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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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...the original Road Runners! See more »

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The soundtrack features a piece of music by Ron Goodwin entitled "The Schickel Shamble" (which accompanies many of Gert Fröbe's scenes). This was later used as the theme for the BBC radio show "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue" which featured William Rushton among the panellists. See more »

Goofs

When the two cars disrupt the hockey match on the frozen Swedish lake, Barrington is hit by a snowball hurled through the passenger window. Yet immediately beforehand, Barrington's window is wound up (Dawlish leans across and taps on it), and immediately afterward the window is still closed (the car ploughs through a snow bank, and we see blobs of snow stuck to the window). See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Projected Man (1998) 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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Wacky Races style comic caper
13 September 2003 | by liammurphy1See all my reviews

The movie isn't that funny, although you probably don't notice that what with the great actors on display - The wonderful gap toothed Terry-Thomas as a kind of Dick Dastardly Figure, Eric Sykes as his Mutley style sidekick,It has Tony Curtis romancing Susan Hampshire & The great comic actors Peter Cook & Dudley Moore as British Army men who have the best scenes and funniest lines & Gert Frobe (Goldfinger) as a escaped convict transporting stolen treasures. The scenery is wonderful as they travel throughout Europe Mostly Britain and France and has a nice 1920's feel, just don't expect many laughs, just sit back and enjoy some of the best British Actors many of who are no longer with us.

All in all a likeable caper with great performances

Rating 8/10


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