Waltz of the Toreadors (The Amorous General) (1962) - Rotten Tomatoes

Waltz of the Toreadors (The Amorous General) (1962)





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Fitzjohn (Peter Sellers) is a retired general who is miserable at home with his shrewish wife Emily (Margaret Leighton). He dreams of younger days when he enjoyed the platonic company of the beautiful Ghislaine (Dany Robin). After many years, she shows up at his door and expresses her desire to take their relationship beyond the platonic level. When his plans are temporarily postponed, he leaves her in care of his right hand man. His aid and Ghislaine fall in love, prompting Fitzjohn to begin court-martial proceedings against his unfaithful aide. When the lineage of his aide is discovered, he tries to halt the trial in this ironic comedy taken from the play by Jean Anouilh. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi


Peter Sellers
as Gen. Leo Fitzjohn
Dany Robin
as Ghislaine
Margaret Leighton
as Emily Fitzjohn
Cyril Cusack
as Dr. Grogan
Raymond Huntley
as Court President
Cardew Robinson
as Undertaker
John Glyn-Jones
as Innkeeper
Vanda Godsell
as Mrs. Bulstrode
Guy Middleton
as Huntsrnan
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Critic Reviews for Waltz of the Toreadors (The Amorous General)

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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...

October 7, 2019 | Full Review…

A galumphing British romp and should definitely be sat out. Or on.

July 31, 2019 | Full Review…

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