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A rich English boy meets an orphaned French girl and as they become friends, create a world that is far away from the adult world we live in.


Lewis Gilbert


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Complete credited cast:
Sean Bury ... Paul Harrison
Anicée Alvina ... Michelle Latour
Ronald Lewis ... Mr. Harrison
Toby Robins Toby Robins ... Mrs. Gardner
Joan Hickson ... Lady in Bookstore
Pascale Roberts ... Annie
Sady Rebbot Sady Rebbot ... Pierre


A rich English boy meets an orphaned French girl and as they become friends, create a world that is far away from the adult world we live in.

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who needs the world when you own the moon and stars.


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Release Date:

29 October 1971 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Amigos See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lewis Gilbert Productions See more »
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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Both Sean Bury and Anicée Alvina receive "introducing" credits. See more »


In the opening sequence, we first see Paul stealing a 1969 Plymouth Valiant with a single-piece front grill. 47 seconds later, he gets out of a 1968 Plymouth Valiant with a split front grill and a different license plate. In response to a You Tube comment, Sean Bury said in 2016 he believed they were rental cars and when the producers went back the next day, the first car had been rented out so they rented the closest model available. See more »


Michelle Latour: [Michelle sees her baby for the first time] Why is she crying?
Paul Harrison: I don't know. She's just lying there.
Michelle Latour: Please show her to me. Is she beautiful?
Paul Harrison: I don't know.
[Paul gives the baby to Michelle]
Paul Harrison: Is she pretty?
Paul Harrison: [Michelle is smiling ear to ear] She's beautiful... She's so beautiful.
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Referenced in A Time to Love (1971) See more »


Written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin
Performed by Elton John
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The controversial love story
17 September 1999 | by JigglypoofSee all my reviews

When I first saw this film on video in a department store... it intrigued me. Considering the fact that I thought I was in love and I was the same age as the youths in this film at the time (although I realize they are now old enough to be my parents), plus the soundtrack being written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin just before they "made it big" here in North America... I figured I had nothing to lose in buying it. I was not disappointed.

So far, I have shown it to many guys I have dated since, and to my current boyfriend... obviously, they didn't find it as lovely as I do... preferring to call it a "chick" movie... but I still laugh and cry. This film was vastly overlooked. It's good to see it's available to rent at one of the local video stores around here so that other people can share the magic.

So maybe it's a bit far fetched... but it gives you a lighthearted sense of innocence... and a renewed faith in love.

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