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Waltz of the Toreadors (1962)

Not Rated
105 min | Comedy

This is the end of a glorious military career: General Leo Fitzjohn retires to his Sussex manor where he will write his memoirs. Unfortunately, his private life is a disaster: a confirmed womanizer, Leo has infuriated his wife Emily, now a...See moreThis is the end of a glorious military career: General Leo Fitzjohn retires to his Sussex manor where he will write his memoirs. Unfortunately, his private life is a disaster: a confirmed womanizer, Leo has infuriated his wife Emily, now a shrewish and hypochondriac woman, all the more bitter as she still loves him. The General has two plain-looking daughters he dislikes and an attractive French mistress, Ghislaine, with whom he has had a platonic affair for seventeen years. When Ghislaine resurfaces, determined to complete her love with him and to get rid of Emily, Leo is at a loss what to do... Written by Guy Bellinger See less
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Jean Anouilh (play) | Lucienne Hill (English translation) | Wolf Mankowitz
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Updated Apr 12, 1962

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Aug 13, 1962 (United States)

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18 cast members
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Peter Sellers
Gen. Leo Fitzjohn Gen. Leo Fitzjohn   See fewer
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Dany Robin
Ghislaine Ghislaine   See fewer
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Margaret Leighton
Emily Fitzjohn Emily Fitzjohn   See fewer
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John Fraser
Lt. Robert Finch Lt. Robert Finch   See fewer
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Cyril Cusack
Dr. Grogan Dr. Grogan   See fewer
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Prunella Scales
Estella Fitzjohn Estella Fitzjohn   See fewer
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Denise Coffey
Sidonia Fitzjohn Sidonia Fitzjohn   See fewer
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Raymond Huntley
Ackroyd, Court President Ackroyd, Court President   See fewer
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Cardew Robinson
Midgley the Undertaker Midgley the Undertaker   See fewer
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John Glyn-Jones
Jenkins the Innkeeper Jenkins the Innkeeper   See fewer
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John Le Mesurier
Rev. Grimsley Rev. Grimsley   See fewer
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Vanda Godsell
Mrs. Emma Bulstrode, Dress Shop Proprietor Mrs. Emma Bulstrode, Dress Shop Proprietor   See fewer
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Catherine Feller
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Humphrey Lestocq
Fox Hunter (uncredited) Fox Hunter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Claire Marshall
Maid (uncredited) Maid (uncredited)   See fewer
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Guy Middleton
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Huntsman (uncredited) Huntsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.8 / 10 | 571 votes