Grizzled American private detective in England investigates a complicated case of blackmail turned murder involving a rich but honest elderly general, his two loose socialite daughters, a pornographer and a gangster.
Captain Harry Flashman of the British Army is a cad, a coward, and a lecher who always seems to come off inadvertently heroic. While romancing renowned courtesan Lola Montes, Harry is recruited against his will by Otto von Bismarck to substitute for a look-a-like Prussian Prince ostensibly in order to help Bismarck enlarge his hold over German duchies. But Bismarck has something more sinister in mind for Harry and the Prince.Written by
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The music playing in the gambling club near the beginning of the film is by Scott Joplin and was written in 1901: the events of the film take place in 1848. See more »
So, the last thing I have to tell you young fellows is this: play up and play the game, honor your queen and country, mind what your masters tell you, say your prayers each night, keep your minds and your bodies clean, take a cold bath each day, and you'll find you can always look the world in the eye like an English gentleman.
[audience members concurs, muttering "Here, here"]
Now my lads, I'm just a simple soldier.
[Audience members murmer objections and so does the headmaster]
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Gutless limey officer becomes pawn of rotten German count
Lots of laughs in this zany Brit comedy in which Malcolm McDowell plays a worthless, womanizing jerk whom is cruelly used in a political scheme by evil Count Von Bismarck in order to overthrow a rival country. I don't usually care for British comedy but this one was way good: slapstick all the way.
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