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A Touch of Larceny

1960 1h 33m Comedy List
Reviews 25% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
To fund his wooing of a U.S. widow (Vera Miles), a British officer (James Mason) plans to play traitor and then sue for libel. Read More Read Less

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Clyde Gilmour Maclean's Magazine An ingenious British comedy, sluggish in tempo but amusing nonetheless. Oct 21, 2019 Full Review Dwight MacDonald Esquire Magazine As directed by Guy Hamilton, it is just reasonably good entertainment -- sporadically funny, but lacking in consistent style. Jul 12, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member James Mason plays a lazy, womanizing officer in the Royal Navy who falls for Vera Miles. The trouble is she's already engaged to George Sanders. Convinced that he could win her if he had more money, he concocts a scheme to fake his defection to the Soviet Union in order to sue the press when he returns safe and sound. A fairly light and inconsequential film that gets by quite well on the immeasurable charm of its cast. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member This is a very ordinary British comedy from the mid 20th century, and James Mason never really looks that comfortable in this genre, the future James Bond director also did better in the action genre than here. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member A rather lame comedy where mason contrives to sue the press by making them make some lies about him in order to get a certain ladies hand in marriage. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis To fund his wooing of a U.S. widow (Vera Miles), a British officer (James Mason) plans to play traitor and then sue for libel.
Director
Guy Hamilton
Screenwriter
Ivan Foxwell, Roger MacDougall, Guy Hamilton
Production Co
Ivan Foxwell Productions
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 33m