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Make Mine Mink (1960)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 10 February 1961 (Finland)
Zany collection of misfits led by aging military man (Terry-Thomas) go on a spree of robbing mink coats. An unlikely trio of women (Athene Seyler, Hattie Jacques, and Elspeth Duxbury) find ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Asher

Writers:

Peter Coke (play), Michael Pertwee (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Terry-Thomas ... Major Rayne
Athene Seyler ... Dame Beatrice
Hattie Jacques ... Nanette Parry
Billie Whitelaw ... Lily
Elspeth Duxbury Elspeth Duxbury ... Pinkie
Jack Hedley ... Jim Benham
Raymond Huntley ... Inspector Pape
Kenneth Williams ... Freddie Warrington
Noel Purcell ... Burglar
Irene Handl ... Madame Spolinski
Sydney Tafler Sydney Tafler ... Spanager
Joan Heal Joan Heal ... Mrs. Spanager
Penny Morrell Penny Morrell ... Gertrude
Freddie Frinton Freddie Frinton ... Drunk
Michael Balfour ... Rowson's Butler
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Storyline

Zany collection of misfits led by aging military man (Terry-Thomas) go on a spree of robbing mink coats. An unlikely trio of women (Athene Seyler, Hattie Jacques, and Elspeth Duxbury) find new reasons to live ... until their housekeeper (Billie Whitelaw), an ex-con is suspected of the robberies. Written by Ed Lorusso <elorusso@techreps.com>

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A Jolly Good Show Indeed See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1961 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Nerz an der Angel See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Rank Organisation See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1964) (re-release)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Of all the cast, the ones who lived longest, were Billie Whitelaw and Athene Seyler. Sadly, Terry-Thomas, Hattie Jacques, Kenneth Williams, and Elspeth Duxbury had all passed away - Ms. Duxbury passing away the earliest, 1967.

Ms. Seyler - who was the oldest cast member - passed away in '91, and Ms. Whitelaw passed away in 2014. See more »

Quotes

Dame Beatrice Appleby: I believe the only course is to make a clean breast of it.
Elizabeth Pinkie Pinkerton: Yes, yes! I shall plead guilty but insane!
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, a talking, animated mink introduces the film. See more »

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Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Comedy Movies: 1960s (2014) See more »

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The Third Man Theme
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Written by Anton Karas
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When movie-going was sublime fun...
19 May 2003 | by gregcoutureSee all my reviews

For no reason I can fathom, this title recently popped into the disordered clutter of my memory. I haven't seen it since those halcyon days in Southern California, before multiplexes, when admission prices were affordable on a frequent basis, and when the area where I lived had theaters that booked all sorts of films from all over the globe, or so it seemed. It's one of the few films I went back to see almost immediately, since the uproarious laughter it provoked obscured some of the dialogue during my first viewing.

Terry-Thomas and his female partners-in-crime are truly hilarious and, for me, the special bonus of two of my favorite British character actresses, Irene Handl and Hattie Jacques, appearing in a film together, made this one of those gems I'll never forget. The slapstick elements are handled with that special brand of wit for which English comedies are noted and the modest production values actually enhanced the fun. I note that it's not currently available from American purveyors to the U.S. video market, but a DVD is offered in the U.K. Guess it's time to discover what's involved in exchange rates, international shipping, and so forth. It should prove worth the effort to renew a happy memory.


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