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A bassist shows up early for the betrothal ball of a beautiful princess, and whiles away the time having a dip in the river. The princess is doing the same, unbeknownst to the bass player, but when someone steals their clothes, the bass player helps the princess to preserve her dignity by transporting her back to the castle in his bass case, and along the way they discover they have feelings for each other. Based on a short story by Anton Chekhov.Written by
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SO... John Cleese in a movie I had never heard of... had to order it from amazon and check it out. It's one of three films in a J Cleese collection, along with How to Irritate People and The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It. Pretty durn short, at 40 minutes. He is the musician who has been hired to play at the wedding of the Princess (Connie Booth). The interesting tidbit here is that they would work together on MANY projects, and were married from 1968 - 1978. Back to the story... when they are swimming near each other in a river, someone absconds with their clothes, and when they try to return to the event, adventures ensue. A little slow moving, but I appreciated the fact that they didn't try to fill every moment with banter. I'd rather have less talking than too much. Fun bit... feels like a really long Monty Python skit. Pulls it off well, even without the rest of the Pythons. Nudity. Rear on him, frontal on her. Cleese and Booth would go on to make "Fawlty Towers" together.
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