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Waltz of the Toreadors [DVD] [1962]

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  • Actors: Peter Sellers, Dany Robin, Margaret Leighton, John Fraser, Cyril Cusack
  • Directors: John Guillermin
  • Writers: Jean Anouilh, Lucienne Hill, Wolf Mankowitz
  • Producers: Julian Wintle, Leslie Parkyn, Peter De Sarigny
  • Format: PAL, Black & White, Full Screen, Dolby, Mono
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Carlton International Media
  • DVD Release Date: 7 Oct. 2002
  • Run Time: 101 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00006L9UZ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 67,850 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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General Fitzjohn (Peter Sellers), a lecherous old military man who daily suffers the nagging of his bedridden wife (Margaret Leighton), fondly remembers the time he spent with his young mistress Ghislaine (Dany Robin). After many years, Ghislaine then arrives on his doorstep determined to recommence their relationship, but the General is called away and leaves Ghislaine in the care of his right-hand man. Farcical complications ensue.

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In 1910 England, a General (Peter Sellers) faces a less than desirable retirement. Unhappily married to a shrewish hypochondriac (Margaret Leighton) and with two annoying daughters (Prunella Scales, Denise Coffey), he is surprised when his French mistress (Dany Robin, TOPAZ) of 17 years shows up and demands he leave his wife and marry her. Based on the acclaimed play by Jean Anouilh (MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT), Wolf Mankowitz' BAFTA nominated screenplay changes the emphasis from the darker bittersweet aspect of the play toward a more farcical element. Surprisingly, the opposing dramatic and comedic components balance each other out nicely. Despite being some twenty years too young for the part, Sellers does a commendable job in portrayal of an aging romantic who never grew up and finds himself at a crossroads he finds difficult to cross. Leighton brings some sympathy to her harpy, a woman turned bitter only because her husband turned away from her and found other outlets for amorous inclinations. Directed by John Guillermin (TOWERING INFERNO). With Cyril Cusack and John Fraser.

The Netwerk DVD is a colorful wide screen (about 1.77) transfer.
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Sellers is very funny in this film. A bit of a farce really but enjoyable all the same. The actress in the main role - Dany Robin was also in Carry On Don't Lose Your Head as Sid James's love interest so a well known face. I enjoyed this film.
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A decidedly minor and rather oddball addition to the Sellers filmography, dating from the pre-Pink Panther era when Sellers was still more of a comic actor rather than merely a clown. Even so, it was a strange vehicle for him. Originally a stage farce by Jean Anouilh, the script's style suffers from being re-located to England. Called "The Amorous General" on its American release, Sellers plays an old lecher in uniform with an eye for servant girls and a French would-be mistress who has been waiting eighteen years to consumate their affair. Except for a few bits of clumsy slapstick, Sellers gives a refreshingly restrained performance and is assisted by a solid and note-perfect supporting cast that includes Cyril Cusack as a wistful yet rascally doctor, Margaret Leighton as the general's shrewish wife, John Fraser as an upright yet sexually curious young officer, and an amazingly young Prunella Scales as one of the general's precocious daughters. As the mistress, Dany Robin is suitably French and gorgeous but also has a delightful comic touch. So it is a shame that these performers should be let down by such a shapeless script and uncertain direction. Perhaps the film should have been made in black and white to allow the viewer to concentrate more on the characters without being distracted by pretty costumes and lush landscapes. Or maybe the film simply should have been made by the French. Peter Sellers was a considerable comic talent, especially in his earlier films, but he was no farceur. His hero, Alec Guinness, might have got away with playing this role. But Waltz of the Toreadors, in this form, remains the same disappointment it was nearly forty years ago.
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A delightful film unfortunately in an old non-anamorphic transfer.
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