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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful classic film -Where's the DVD?
Peter Cook and Dudley Moore are only two of the galaxy of stars who all have great parts in this classic 60's comedy about the famous car rally across Europe. Tony Curtis, Terry Thomas, Eric Sykes, Susan Hampshire and Gert Frobel all have dirty tricks up their sleeves to be first across the line as they face the hazards of the frozen North, the Alps etc. "Pete n' Dud"...
Published on 30 April 2007 by K. Harvey

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3.0 out of 5 stars "I say, what jam!"
A belated sequel to Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines produced at Paramount after 20th Century Fox passed on the project, Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies - perhaps better known under its European title Monte Carlo or Bust - reunites many of the key players (director Ken Annakin, co-writer Jack Davies, composer Ron Goodwin and cartoonist Ronald...
Published on 22 Jan 2009 by Trevor Willsmer


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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful classic film -Where's the DVD?, 30 April 2007
Peter Cook and Dudley Moore are only two of the galaxy of stars who all have great parts in this classic 60's comedy about the famous car rally across Europe. Tony Curtis, Terry Thomas, Eric Sykes, Susan Hampshire and Gert Frobel all have dirty tricks up their sleeves to be first across the line as they face the hazards of the frozen North, the Alps etc. "Pete n' Dud" appear as two maniac Army officers in what is my favourite of all their performances. This film is the real story of the 60's cartoon serial "The Wacky Races" and you will recognise the Dick Dastardly character immediately as Terry Thomas (and Eric Sykes, the sneaky butler who translates brilliantly as "Mutley, The Snickering Hound" in "The Wacky Races"!) The media coverage of the race is a wonderful parody of sports presentation which would make a film in itself.

Why this film is lost to film lovers is a mystery. Perhaps the American presence wasn't big enough with so much European talent around. But, Hey! Tony Curtis gets the girl in the end so what's the problem?! It's just a great giggle from beginning to end and the pace of the film is constantly propelled by the excitement of the race itself. This is a film which the whole family will love.
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3.0 out of 5 stars "I say, what jam!", 22 Jan 2009
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Trevor Willsmer (London, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Those Daring Young Men in Jaunty Jalopies [DVD] [1969] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
A belated sequel to Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines produced at Paramount after 20th Century Fox passed on the project, Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies - perhaps better known under its European title Monte Carlo or Bust - reunites many of the key players (director Ken Annakin, co-writer Jack Davies, composer Ron Goodwin and cartoonist Ronald Serle providing the titles) along with the star of The Great Race to rather less effect yet still manages to coast by as much on goodwill and good nature as on its own variable entertainment value. Trying to do for vintage cars what its 1965 predecessor did for vintage planes, it sets a multinational cast against each other in the Monte Carlo Rally, with Terry-Thomas (as the equally caddish son of his character in Flying Machines) betting his half of a car factory against his brash and all-too irritating American partner Tony Curtis Chester Schofield the First ("You mean there are TWO of them?") and, naturally, going all-out to cheat his way to victory with the reluctant aid of a put upon and blackmailed Eric Sykes. Also competing (and stealing most of the laughs) are British officers Peter Cook and Dudley Moore and their assortment of ingeniously misconceived inventions, Gert Frobe's crook smuggling diamonds across the border for master criminal Jack Hawkins (here dubbed by Robert Rietty), Italian policemen Walter Chiari and Lando Buzzanca and a gaggle of glamorous female doctors among them, while Susan Hampshire provides Curtis' often just irritating romantic interest.

Subsequently edited down to 93 minutes and retitled after poor initial box-office, even in this uncut two hour version the film often feels disjointed, with many characters either underused (Bourvil especially) or disappearing for long stretches of the running time - Terry-Thomas in particular as the film frequently seems to lose interest in their rivalry - giving the impression that large chunks of the story either hit the cutting room floor or never got shot to begin with: considering how many split-screen sequences there are in the film, possibly the former. Yet there are a couple of impressive stunts, a jaunty score from Ron Goodwin that keeps things moving and just enough funny moments to help it cross the finishing line. Legend's DVD has a less than great but certainly acceptable 2.35:1 widescreen transfer of the two-hour version with the original US trailer as the only extra.
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5.0 out of 5 stars monte carlo or bust, 20 Aug 2006
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Mr. Winston Johnson "winnyjaye" (england uk) - See all my reviews
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saw that film many many many years ago, brilliant wacky race style a bit like the great race, tony curtis like always the diamond tooth hero, pity it wasnt given the chance to be digitally remastered in dvd format it would have been worth buying for collectors or buyers who got rid of their tape spoiling vhs recorders, never too late to start now huh? ;-p i'd be first customer
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless Classic Comedy, 4 April 2001
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The old ones are always the best. This is a film that you can watch over and over again, and it never ceases to entertain. The film itself is set in the early 1920s during the Monte Carlo rally, and Tony Curtis' superb acting makes this a absolute classic. A must to buy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Aussie, 27 Jan 2012
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It's still as hilarious as I remember it. A very cleverly written script. It's a pity it hasn't been converted to the PAL system which is by far superior to NTSC.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!!!, 8 Jun 2009
This film is full to busting with wonderful performances and you couldn't find a finer example of perfect, inoffensive family entertainment. The gags are far too numerous to mention, but "Ah, reindeer!" is one of our family's favourite lines, for no other reason than the way it is delivered! Come on, WHERE'S THE DVD????
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3.0 out of 5 stars High points are very funny, 25 Aug 2011
Huge motor race film with an equally huge cast of international stars. Humour can be patchy but highlights are the ever caddish Terry Thomas with his reluctant henchman Eric Sykes and the hilarious performance of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Epic Comedies, 11 Nov 2009
This review is from: Those Daring Young Men in Jaunty Jalopies [DVD] [1969] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
I adore this film. It made me laugh out loud many times. What i cant understand is how come this film is so underrated, in my oppinion its even better than the histerical "The Great Race," it made me laugh more. i admit that it doesnt have much style to it and the cars are rather uninteresting, not nearly as cool as the planes in "Those Magnificant Men in their Flying Machines". the separate stories are rather loosely connected so unlike "the great race" or "TMMITFM" it does not have a very good structure to it, and like the previous review said, it feels as though some of the scenes never got shot. But still that does not stop it from being outrageously hillarious. for me there were two double acts who stole the show: Terry-Thomas and Erik Sykes being the first, and
Peter Cook and Dudley Moore being the second. Terry-Thomas was just hillariously caddish and villainous, his banter towards Sykes is just hillarious and just the way he acts with all of his funny faces and the way he says his lines are hillarious, he is just deliciously caddish and villainous and he really shines in the scene at the chalet with his switching of the shoes and ending up in bed with the German. Hillarious! Meanwhile Pete and Dud were hillarious as the two British officers with all of their crazy inventions and their calmness in the most extreme situations, and their British narrowmindedness. they indeed got most of the laughs. The German character acted by Gert Frobe is also extremely ammusing.
The one scene that really stands out is the one in the chalet in the Alps, which shows British farce at its best. Quite why this film is so underrated beats me, sure its not the best structured, but its outrageously hillarious in places, i strongly reccoment you Buy It.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Fun, 9 Oct 2009
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T. Musgreave (Canada) - See all my reviews
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Excellent move, Kids loved it as I did when I was a kid. They just don't make em like they used to, clean good fun I would like to get it on DVD.
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2.0 out of 5 stars ho hum., 15 July 2014
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another big disappointment.
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