Monte Carlo or Bust (1969)

Monte Carlo or Bust (1969, GBR/ITA/FRA) C-122m. SCOPE ** D: Ken Annakin. Starring Terry-Thomas, Tony Curtis, Bourvil, Mireille Darc, Gert Fröbe, Jack Hawkins, Nicoletta Machiavelli, Dudley Moore, Eric Sykes, Derren Nesbitt, Marie Dubois. Game cast in attempt at a big comedy a la IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD (1963). Several competitors take part in 1500-mile race from several European cities to Monte Carlo. Lots of slapstick ensues. Typically engaging comedy is not particularly funny, nor too cleverly plotted, but its set-pieces provide agreeable entertainment. A follow-up to Annakin's THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES (1965). Titled THOSE DARING YOUNG MEN IN THE JAUNTY JALOPIES for U.S. release. Also known as MONTE CARLO RALLYE.


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