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Undercovers Hero (1974)

Soft Beds, Hard Battles (original title)
In this comedy, set during the Nazi occupation of France, Peter Sellers plays most major male parts, so he stars in nearly every scene, always bumbling in inspector Clouseau-style. As ... See full summary »

Director:

Roy Boulting

Writers:

Leo Marks (story and screenplay), Roy Boulting (story and screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Sellers ... Général Latour & General Latour / Major Robinson / Herr Schroeder / Adolf Hitler / M. Le Président des Forces Spéciales & The President / H.R.H. General The Prince Kyoto & Prince Kyoto
Lila Kedrova ... Madame Grenier
Curd Jürgens ... General von Grotjahn (as Curt Jurgens)
Béatrice Romand ... Marie-Claude (as Beatrice Romand)
Jenny Hanley ... Michèlle
Gabriella Licudi ... Simone
Françoise Pascal ... Madeleine
Rex Stallings Rex Stallings ... Alan Cassidy
Rula Lenska ... Louise
Daphne Lawson Daphne Lawson ... Claudine
Hylette Adolphe ... Mlle. Tom-Tom
Vernon Dobtcheff ... Padre
Douglas Sheldon ... Kapitan Kneff
Thorley Walters Thorley Walters ... General Erhardt
Timothy West ... Convent Chaplain
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Storyline

In this comedy, set during the Nazi occupation of France, Peter Sellers plays most major male parts, so he stars in nearly every scene, always bumbling in inspector Clouseau-style. As British Major Robinson he is hidden in Madame Grenier's Parisian brothel, right under the nose of the Nazi clients, such as Gestapo agent Herr Schroeder (again him). As Général Latour he leads the French resistance, which includes the brothel madam -made a colonel in charge of her sexy 'troops'- and a priest, and is joined by young US diplomat Alan Cassidy. As Japanese imperial Prince Kyoto he becomes a target for the resistance in a monastery on his way to Hitler (again him). At the end he decorates the heroes as French president. Written by KGF Vissers

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The movie with the 6 best Sellers in one!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1974 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Undercovers Hero See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Roy Boulting has said that this film was the "unhappiest experience in my whole career". This was due to the temperamental behaviour of Peter Sellers. The costs spiralled out of control, nearly bankrupting Boulting. See more »

Goofs

When the RAF plane blows up the car of Prince Kyoto, a modern power line pole can be seen in the background. See more »

Quotes

Schultz: What do you look forward to?
Herr Schroeder: After the war? I look forward to going back to my old job in civilian street.
Schultz: What did you do?
Herr Schroeder: I was an income tax inspector.
Schultz: Very different from the Gestapo.
Herr Schroeder: Not the way I do it!
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Opening credits: "History is but a fable that has been agreed upon" Voltaire See more »

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Referenced in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004) See more »

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Unfunny Sellers films
15 May 1999 | by Serpent-5See all my reviews

Peter Sellers actually gives a performance playing numerous roles in this boring unfunny farce, as he even plays a Japanese officer and speaks real Japanese language! But not even the great Peter Sellers can save this tired boring movie that fails in all gags and humor (except for the scene where the bed flips over). I could see why United Artist took two years to release this film, and the film only lasted a week in most cities. It's not on video here in America, but it's recommended to any Peter Sellers fans only. Others beware!


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