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      Waltz of the Toreadors

      1962 1h 45m Comedy List
      Reviews 44% Audience Score 100+ Ratings At the end of a successful military career, womanizing Gen. Leo Fitzjohn (Peter Sellers) retires to his countryside manor with his unbearable wife, Emily (Margaret Leighton), and their two disappointing daughters. When his platonic French mistress Ghislaine (Dany Robin) -- a woman from his past -- arrives at the door, Fitzjohn is prepared to take the relationship to the next level. However, Fitzjohn has to compete for Ghislaine's affections against his own aide, Lt. Robert Finch (John Fraser). Read More Read Less

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      Clyde Gilmour Maclean's Magazine As sad as it is funny...There is a naked ferocity in one or two of the scenes between the general and his self-pitying spouse... Miss Leighton's performance is both honest and accurate... Oct 7, 2019 Full Review Dwight MacDonald Esquire Magazine A galumphing British romp and should definitely be sat out. Or on. Aug 1, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      ashley h Waltz of the Toreadors is a disappointing film. It is about the retirement of General Leo Fitzjohn. Peter Sellers and Dany Robin give horrible performances. The screenplay is badly written. John Guillermin did a terrible job directing this movie. I was not impressed with this motion picture. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Frances H Peter sellers could be brilliant, as in Dr. Strangelove, Being there and even in short cameos, such s his corrupt[t doctor in The Wrong Box, but he not in this strange flick that has little rhyme or reason. Just weird and not in a good way. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 07/26/20 Full Review Audience Member another interesting pic from peter Sellers Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member A very little known film, starring Peter Sellers. I haven't seen it since uni. days, so I'll give it 4*s, but that's a bit provisional. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/coverv/06/130406.jpg[/img] Peter Sellers plays a retiring old general who still has lots of energy for chasing young women. Nice ok-type comedy. Beautiful english landscapes. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis At the end of a successful military career, womanizing Gen. Leo Fitzjohn (Peter Sellers) retires to his countryside manor with his unbearable wife, Emily (Margaret Leighton), and their two disappointing daughters. When his platonic French mistress Ghislaine (Dany Robin) -- a woman from his past -- arrives at the door, Fitzjohn is prepared to take the relationship to the next level. However, Fitzjohn has to compete for Ghislaine's affections against his own aide, Lt. Robert Finch (John Fraser).
      Director
      John Guillermin
      Producer
      Peter de Sarigny, Leslie Parkyn, Julian Wintle
      Screenwriter
      Wolf Mankowitz
      Production Co
      Independent Artists Ltd., Julian Wintle/Leslie Parkyn Productions
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 45m
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