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Hot Millions (1968)

| 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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The most delightful fugitives Scotland Yard never caught! See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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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

In this movie, Patty Terwilliger Smith (Dame Maggie Smith) takes Willard C. Gnatpole (Bob Newhart) shopping, where she is seen trying on clothes and buying an outfit for twenty pounds sterling at the Apple Boutique on Baker Street, London, a boutique owned and operated by The Beatles. The boutique, which was the first venture of their Apple Corps Ltd. company, and featured a large psychedelic mural on the external wall, was only operated for several months in 1968 before being closed down, and the contents given away to the public for free. This movie provides one of the few rare filmed glimpses of the boutique's interior. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Pendleton's Landlady: So you're a traffic warden now? That's a nice steady job.
Patty: Yeah, I got fired today.
Pendleton's Landlady: Whatever for?
Patty: Well, I haven't the heart to give anyone a ticket. It's wicked trying to park out West. I let them treble park right along the Strand, see.
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Soundtracks

Caesar Smith
Composed by Laurie Johnson
Published by Robbins Music Corp.
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An All-Time Great Movie
20 January 2010 | by TromboneheadSee all my reviews

Hot Millions is a great movie in every way. A fun, offbeat story with wonderful performances by four of the best professionals ever to work in the business. Peter Ustinov is brilliant, as usual, and Maggie Smith---definitely one of the greatest actresses of all time--- is a total delight. Karl Malden and Bob Newhart round out the cast and are also perfect. If you want a movie that has perfect casting, this is it. What is so impressive is the way these people work off each other in such a natural and effortless way, creating lots of laughs and fun moments throughout. Peter Ustinov was a genius with a wonderful sense of humor and this is one of his most memorable performances. The direction, photography, and editing are also first-rate, and it's a great time capsule of London in the '60s. It's definitely on my all-time favorites list.


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