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Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies (1969)

Monte Carlo or Bust! (original title)
An international car rally across Europe is complicated by smuggling, cheating, love at first sight, etc. etc.

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Jack Davies (original story and screenplay), Ken Annakin (original story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bourvil ... Monsieur Dupont
Lando Buzzanca ... Marcello
Walter Chiari ... Angelo
Peter Cook ... Maj. Dawlish
Tony Curtis ... Chester Schofield
Mireille Darc ... Marie-Claude
Marie Dubois ... Pascale
Gert Fröbe ... Willi Schickel / Horst Müller (as Gert Frobe)
Susan Hampshire ... Betty
Jack Hawkins ... Count Levinovitch
Nicoletta Machiavelli ... Dominique
Dudley Moore ... Lt. Barrington
Peer Schmidt ... Otto
Eric Sykes ... Perkins
Terry-Thomas ... Sir Cuthbert Ware-Armitage
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Storyline

In an international car rally, competitors must travel from various points in Europe to Monte Carlo, then race their cars. Things are complicated by smuggling, cheating, honor, inventions, medicine, and love at first sight... Written by Anonymous

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...the original Road Runners! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | France | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1969 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jack Hawkins is dubbed by 'Robert Rietty (I)'. See more »

Goofs

(at around 9 mins) When they pull in front of "Armitage Motors" the chimneys and cooling towers of a coal-fired power plant can be seen in the background. While this type of cooling tower is incorrectly thought to be used only on nuclear plants, they were actually first used in the UK on a coal-fired plant in 1924. See more »

Crazy Credits

Closing sequence: Revolving Automobile Tire segues into the Paramount Logo. See more »


Soundtracks

Those Daring Young Men in their Jaunty Jalopies
Music and Lyrics by Ron Goodwin
Sung by Jimmy Durante
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At least Jimmy Durante sings!
21 October 2005 | by teleadm-perssonSee all my reviews

This is the kind of movies I wish was much much better!A sort of free remake of "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines!" But filled with loads of humour, but that feals old fashioned by now, and awful back-projection that might have been OK back then, but is certainly awful nowdays. In the same time it could be one of the most accessible movies with britt comics Moore and Cook! One of the few films with Fleur Forsythe, or dark eyed Susan Hempshire.

The song that old Jimmy Durante sings in the end (was this his last?) is better than the whole movie in itself!

Tony Curtis, Susan Hampshire, Dudley Moore, Peter Cook, Gert Frobe, Terry-Thomas, Eric Porter, Jack Hawkins and french comic Bourvil! What a Cast!!!! Pity the movie isn't better!


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