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That Lucky Touch (1975)

A European arms dealer (Sir Roger Moore) meets a liberated woman journalist (Susannah York), who is writing a story about the ridiculous things men do with the armaments during a N.A.T.O. ... See full summary »

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Christopher Miles

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Moss Hart (idea), John Briley (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Moore ... Michael Scott
Susannah York ... Julia Richardson
Shelley Winters ... Diana Steedeman
Lee J. Cobb ... Lt. Gen. Henry Steedman
Jean-Pierre Cassel ... Leo
Raf Vallone ... Gen. Peruzzi
Sydne Rome ... Sophie
Donald Sinden ... British Gen. Armstrong
Michael Shannon ... Lt. Davis (as Michael J. Shannon)
Aubrey Woods Aubrey Woods ... Viscount L'Ardey
Alfred Hoffman Alfred Hoffman ... Berckman
Vincent Hall Vincent Hall ... David Richardson
Fabian Cevallos Fabian Cevallos ... Photographer
Timothy Carlton ... Tank commander
Takis Emmanuel ... Arab Sheik
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Storyline

A European arms dealer (Sir Roger Moore) meets a liberated woman journalist (Susannah York), who is writing a story about the ridiculous things men do with the armaments during a N.A.T.O. War Games meeting. The two meet and sparks fly, and a rather simple love story ensues. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Girls, Guns, Governments... he gets a bang out of them all See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bleib mir ja vom Leib See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Final English language theatrical feature film of Lee J. Cobb. See more »

Quotes

[On the fallacy of NATO.]
Lieutenant General Henry Steedman: In NATO, you have to have unanimous approval from all the member nations. It's like getting a troop of horses to piss at the same time.
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Soundtracks

That Lucky Touch
Written by Chris Arnold, David Martin and Geoff Morrow
Music by John Scott
Conducted by John Scott
Recorded by Motivation
Produced by Stephen James for DJM Records
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Lame
31 January 2002 | by sibisi73See all my reviews

Teaming York and Moore together again a year after 'Gold' must've seemed like a good idea at the time, but the people behind this film certainly didn't have 'that lucky touch' (ho ho).

This is a lame comedy, that veers from sentimentality to farce and goes all over the place in between. It is, at times very funny, but for the most part it is just dull. The performances go some way to saving it, but frankly it would've been a much better (and much funnier) film if the two lead characters had just got on together and left us to watch Lee J Cobb and Shelley Winters, who are both wonderful.


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