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That Lucky Touch (1975)

PG | | Comedy | December 1975 (USA)
A European arms dealer meets a liberated woman journalist, who is writing a story about the ridiculous things men do with the armaments during War Games meeting. The two meet and sparks fly, and a rather simple love story ensues.

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

The generals are gathering for the NATO War Games in Belgium, so are the journalists and the salesmen. One of the first films to satirise NATO and the European Union in Brussels begins when a cynical arms dealer discovers he lives next door to an attractive pacifist from the 'Washington Post', whose best friend happens to be married to an American General.

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

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Trivia

During an on-set interview, Lee J. Cobb said about his appearing in this movie in an article published in the May 1975 edition of Photoplay (U.K.) Magazine: "Someone slipped, obviously. But I'm glad they asked me. I'm enjoying it. Actually, I love playing comedy. That I'm a low comic at heart, is one of the best kept secrets in the world." 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 Roger Moore: My Word Is My Bond (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

That Lucky Touch
Written by 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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Fun, enjoyable movie
17 September 2000 | by TinTin-6See all my reviews

I was about 14 year old when my cousin told me he had seen a movie with my favorite actor, Roger Moore, set in Belgium. I would have believed him if he hadn't added that the end of the film was set in the castle of Rumbeke, the village my grand parents lived. That sounded just way to unreal. But he was right. 'That Lucky Touch' which was first going to be called 'Heaven save us from our friends' was shot entirely in Belgium (most of it in Brussels) and it's climax was shot in the forest of the castle of Rumbeke. I like this film. Living in the states, it gives me a warm feeling each time I see it. It makes me feel like being home again. My favorite scene is the one in which Roger Moore and Suzanne York are sitting in a cozy pub on the famous grand place in Brussels. Moore tells York that he wants to show her what Belgians do in the early morning hours ... they eat onion soup!?!?!? Hmm, what movies can teach you about your own national traditions.....


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Country:

UK | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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