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That Lucky Touch (1975)

PG | | Comedy | December 1975 (USA)
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 »

Director:

Christopher Miles

Writers:

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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Guns, Girls and Governments... he plays with them all! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

UK | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1975 (USA) 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 theatrical movie produced by Dimitri De Grunwald. 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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Connections

Referenced in Night Talk: An Interview with Roger Moore (2008) See more »

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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Screwball comedy not without charm
28 March 2016 | by shakercoolaSee all my reviews

A British-German comedy; A story about a playboy arms dealer who shares a mansion block in Brussels with a liberated journalist covering a NATO war games meeting. The two meet and sparks fly. This is a contemporary light comedy of love-against-the-odds. Screwball comedies require a good partnership: a female dominating the relationship and a male central character's masculinity challenged. Roger Moore delivers the suave touch as the rakish arms trader making overtures towards Susannah York's feisty, pacifist, feminist journalist, who frequently comes out on top. Lee J. Cobb and Shelley Winters are another good pairing providing some funny moments. There are some handsome locations and luscious set design. The script, however, is mediocre and the pacing is laboured at times, and it has a stub of an ending, but all in all it has charm thanks to the impressive cast.


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