Anthony Hope's classic tale gets a decidedly 'un-classic' treatment at the hands of Peter Sellers. Following the story somewhat, friends of the new King Rudolph of Ruritania fear for his life, and switch him with a look-a-like London cabby. Throw in two(!) lovely blondes, treachery, and a battle for life and honour, and enjoy life at its zaniest.Written by
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Both this film's opening titles and promotional materials for this picture boasted both first and second top billing for actor Peter Sellers, with name-above-the-title poster artwork exclaiming: "Peter Sellers & Peter Sellers". This marketing gimmick (Sellers was famous for playing multiple roles in movies as he does in this film) still exists in the DVD era with the DVD sleeve cover reading "Starring Peter Sellers and Peter Sellers". See more »
As Peter Sellers and his entourage approach the city in this Ruritarian romantic adventure, a tank truck and two Volkswagens can be seen on the horizon. See more »
Michael, why do you hate me so?
Because you are conceited, arrogant, spineless, selfish, shallow, pity, pompous and pitiful!
But apart from that?
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Sometimes funny, but most times boring and repetitive
This movie is only saved by the brilliant performance by Peter Sellers, the rest of the film are bad and repetitive jokes. Its a good film to see the genius of Sellers, but you'll have to suffer the movie.
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