A Touch of Larceny (1959) - Rotten Tomatoes

A Touch of Larceny (1959)





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In this British comedy, a formerly rakish submarine captain is transferred to a desk job. His reputation as a hero and playboy precedes him. He meets an old comrade and his gorgeous fiancee, a Yankee widow. His buddy is quite wealthy and the retired captain realizes that he too must make plenty of dough to steal the woman away. He immediately engineers an elaborate quick money scheme. First he makes it seem as if he has become a traitor in order to get the newspapers to write bad things about him. He then plans to sue them all for libel. He leaves his phony trail and then maroons himself on a desert island. He is later rescued and interrogated by the Special Branch. Fortunately, he convinces them of his innocence and continues with his plan. He then goes to the woman's home and is there discovered by his buddy. The friend sees that the two really are in love and gallantly bows out. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

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James Mason
as Cmdr. Max Easton
George Sanders
as Sir Charles Holland
Vera Miles
as Virginia Killain
Duncan Lamont
as Special Branch Man
Harry Andrews
as Capt. Graham
Peter Barkworth
as Sub Lt. Brown
Rachel Gurney
as Clara Holland
Waveney Lee
as Her Daughter
Ernest Clark
as Commander Bates
Gordon Harris
as Special Branch Man
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Critic Reviews for A Touch of Larceny

All Critics (2)

An ingenious British comedy, sluggish in tempo but amusing nonetheless.

October 21, 2019 | Full Review…

As directed by Guy Hamilton, it is just reasonably good entertainment -- sporadically funny, but lacking in consistent style.

July 11, 2019 | Full Review…

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