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That Lucky Touch (1975)

PG | | Comedy | December 1975 (USA)
A European arms dealer (Sir Roger Moore) meets a liberated woman journalist (Susannah York), who is writing a story about the ridiculous things men do with the armaments during a N.A.T.O. ... See full summary »

Director:

Christopher Miles

Writers:

Moss Hart (idea), John Briley (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Moore ... Michael Scott
Susannah York ... Julia Richardson
Shelley Winters ... Diana Steedeman
Lee J. Cobb ... Lt. Gen. Henry Steedman
Jean-Pierre Cassel ... Leo
Raf Vallone ... Gen. Peruzzi
Sydne Rome ... Sophie
Donald Sinden ... British Gen. Armstrong
Michael Shannon ... Lt. Davis (as Michael J. Shannon)
Aubrey Woods Aubrey Woods ... Viscount L'Ardey
Alfred Hoffman Alfred Hoffman ... Berckman
Vincent Hall Vincent Hall ... David Richardson
Fabian Cevallos Fabian Cevallos ... Photographer
Timothy Carlton ... Tank commander
Takis Emmanuel ... Arab Sheik
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Storyline

A European arms dealer (Sir Roger Moore) meets a liberated woman journalist (Susannah York), who is writing a story about the ridiculous things men do with the armaments during a N.A.T.O. War Games meeting. The two meet and sparks fly, and a rather simple love story ensues. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Guns, Girls and Governments... he plays with them all! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bleib mir ja vom Leib See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Producer Dimitri De Grunwald said of this movie in its press publicity: "Our film has one object, and that is to entertain. We aim to make That Lucky Touch (1975) a comedy of style and sophistication, a fun picture for a world audience." See more »

Quotes

[On the fallacy of NATO.]
Lieutenant General Henry Steedman: In NATO, you have to have unanimous approval from all the member nations. It's like getting a troop of horses to piss at the same time.
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Connections

Referenced in Night Talk: An Interview with Roger Moore (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

That Lucky Touch
Written by Chris Arnold, David Martin and Geoff Morrow
Music by John Scott
Conducted by John Scott
Recorded by Motivation
Produced by Stephen James for DJM Records
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It's really not that bad.
18 October 1999 | by Ffolkes-3See all my reviews

I guess that the film wasn't so popular but I may be wrong. The fact is that many people have dislike to "That Lucky Touch" because it's not an action movie (as many of viewers had thought before watching this) but very light and "likeable" romantic comedy featuring Roger Moore, Susannah York, Shelley Winters and Lee J. Cobb.

The plot of the film isn't complexed. Arms dealer, Michael Scott (Roger Moore) prepares weapon transport for NATO. The whole operation is of course top secret, but one very inquisitive journalist, Julia Richardson (Susannah York) discovers what's going on and accidentally gets to know Michael. The problem begins when they fall in love with each other ...

Anyway, I suggest you watch "That Lucky Touch" and that's not only because of a fantastic performance given by Lee J. Cobb, and real good-looking pair Moore-York (they both had played together before in Peter Hunt's "Gold" (1974)) but also because it's a good "lonely-Friday-night" movie and Christopher Miles' gentle direction will make you feel relaxed.


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