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Crook's Tour (1940)

Charters and Caldicott, touring in the Near East, are mistaken for German agents and handed in error a gramophone record which contains vital information for Britain's enemies.

Director:

John Baxter

Writers:

John Watt (from an original story by), Max Kester (from an original story by)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Basil Radford ... Charters
Naunton Wayne ... Caldicott
Greta Gynt ... La Palermo
Charles Oliver ... Sheik
Gordon McLeod Gordon McLeod ... Rossenger
Abraham Sofaer ... Ali
Bernard Rebel Bernard Rebel ... Klacken
Cyril Gardiner Cyril Gardiner ... K.7.
Leo de Pokorny Leo de Pokorny ... Hotel Manager
Morris Harvey Morris Harvey ... Waiter
Noel Hood Noel Hood ... Edith Charters
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Charters and Caldicott, touring in the Near East, are mistaken for German agents and handed in error a gramophone record which contains vital information for Britain's enemies.

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Trivia

Film adaptation of a BBC radio serial in six parts, also starring Basil Radford and Naunton Wayne, originally broadcast between 23rd February and 28th March 1940. See more »

Goofs

Caldicott is pleased to spot 'Chicken Maryland' on the menu, but this dish was not listed in the previous close-up of the page. See more »

Quotes

Charters: It's labeled 'bathroom'
Caldicott: But that's ridiculous! It should be labeled 'Bosporus'.
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Connections

Spun-off from The Lady Vanishes (1938) See more »

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Very British "road movie" as much fun as any later made by Hope & Crosby
22 January 2009 | by herbqediSee all my reviews

Coldecot & Charters ride again in a brisk romp through the desert and Europe. The production values are strictly "B-" but that's all part of the fun. Greta Gynt, sings well, acts well, and is gorgeous as the femme fatale who is some sort of agent - but for which side? The other supporting roles are also quite well played. Coldecot's fiancé is very funny in each of her scenes. My favorite scene is when Charters accidentally knocks a fellow he had presumed to be Charters into the Bosperous straits as a door in their hotel marked bathroom is really a deathtrap leading to the water below. Coldecot argues that the door should be marked Bosperous, not bathroom. That type of humour abounds throughout - taking the absurd and the dangerous in stride and bantering about it as if it were normal. I found this movie a lot of fun and a highly enjoyable way to spend my time.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

24 May 1941 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Crook's Tour See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Petra-Violet Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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