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Hot Millions (1968)

G | | Comedy, Crime | 1969 (Norway)
Paroled London fraudster Marcus Pendleton (Sir Peter Ustinov) poses as a computer specialist in order to work for an insurance company that entirely relies on its corporate server.

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Eric Till
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peter Ustinov ... Marcus Pendleton / Caesar Smith
Maggie Smith ... Patty Terwilliger Smith
Karl Malden ... Carlton J. Klemper
Bob Newhart ... Willard C. Gnatpole
Robert Morley ... Caesar Smith
Cesar Romero ... Customs Inspector
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Storyline

Cockney con artist Marcus Pendleton (Sir Peter Ustinov), just out of prison, replaces an insurance company's computer programmer and sends claim checks to himself in various guises at addresses all over Europe. Meanwhile, he falls in love with inept secretary and frustrated flutist, Patty Terwilliger Smith (Dame Maggie Smith). Written by <MICHAELPEM@aol.com>

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Watch this couple control a computer, embezzle a fortune and live happily ever after - almost! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1969 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

A Máquina de Fazer Milhões See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Patty Terwilliger Smith (Dame Maggie Smith) and Willard C. Gnatpole (Bob Newhart) are in Heathrow Airport. The short-lived Apple shop in which they are shown shopping during the "couple of hours" he has before his flight was roughly twenty miles from the airport. See more »

Goofs

The director of 'Deutsche Tungsten' is called "Geschäftsfüher" on the bakery window. It should read: "Geschäftsführer" ('company leader'). See more »

Quotes

[about computers]
Caesar: I don't think they get as much fun out of life as we do!
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Soundtracks

There Is Another Song
Composed by Laurie Johnson
Published by EMI United Partership
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sweet, gentle, surprisingly funny
22 January 2003 | by hbsSee all my reviews

It's very sly for all of the 60's look to the movie. The humor is quite gentle, but it grew on me much more than I expected. The cast is first-rate and they appear to be having a wonderful time. Ustinov wanders through the film muttering some quite funny things under his breath, and it's all very inconsequential; I'll buy the movie as soon as it comes out on DVD. The plot is that Ustinov as an embezzler released from prison posing as a computer whiz and embezzling money from an American company with an office in London. Maggie Smith is his secretary for a while, and watching her get fired from many different jobs is part of the fun. Bob Newhart is his usual deadpan self, and Karl Malden has fun as the dense and sleazy executive running the London office. The ending is funny and nicely cynical.


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