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I Like Money (1961)

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97 min | Comedy, Drama

Mr. Topaze ('Peter Sellers') is an unassuming school teacher in an unassuming small French town who is honest to a fault. He is fired when he refuses to give a passing grade to a bad student, the grandson of a wealthy baroness. Castel ...See moreMr. Topaze ('Peter Sellers') is an unassuming school teacher in an unassuming small French town who is honest to a fault. He is fired when he refuses to give a passing grade to a bad student, the grandson of a wealthy baroness. Castel Benac (Herbert Lom), a government official who runs a crooked financial business on the side, is persuaded by his mistress, Suzy (Nadia Gray), a musical comedy actress, to hire Mr. Topaze as the front man for his business. Gradually, Topaze becomes a rapacious financier who sacrifices his honesty for success and, in a final stroke of business bravado, fires Benac and acquires Suzy in the deal. An old friend and colleague, Tamise (Michael Gough) questions him and tells Topaze that if what he now says and practices indicates there are no more honest men. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
Marcel Pagnol (play "Topaze") | Pierre Rouve (written for the screen by)
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Donald M. Ashton (as Don Ashton)
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Updated Mar 23, 1961

Release date
Sep 1962 (United States)

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14 cast members
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Peter Sellers
Auguste Topaze Auguste Topaze   See fewer
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Herbert Lom
Castel Benac Castel Benac   See fewer
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Leo McKern
Muche Muche   See fewer
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Martita Hunt
Baroness Baroness   See fewer
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Michael Gough
Tamise Tamise   See fewer
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Anne Leon
Mrs. Tamise Mrs. Tamise   See fewer
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Billie Whitelaw
Ernestine Ernestine   See fewer
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Joan Sims
Colette Colette   See fewer
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John Neville
Roger de Bersac Roger de Bersac   See fewer
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John Le Mesurier
Blackmailer Blackmailer   See fewer
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Pauline Shepherd
Lilette Lilette   See fewer
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Thomas Gallagher
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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6 / 10 | 118 votes