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  • 1968
  • Movie
  • G
  • Comedy

Often hysterical comedy that didn't find an audience at the box office but has since been recognized as one of the better comedies of the late 1960s due to many television showings. Ustinov is an embezzler who has just finished serving time in jail. He'd been caught by one of those infernal computers and that's caused him to study the critters until he...read more

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Often hysterical comedy that didn't find an audience at the box office but has since been recognized as one of the better comedies of the late 1960s due to many television showings.

Ustinov is an embezzler who has just finished serving time in jail. He'd been caught by one of those infernal computers and that's caused him to study the critters until he becomes as expert at them as the men who discovered his last illegal enterprise. He cons Morley, a renowned computer genius,

into leaving the country, then assumes Morley's identity and secures employment at a huge corporation headed by Malden. Once inside the conglomerate, Ustinov uses the computer to issue large checks to fictitious firms in Frankfurt, Paris, and Rome. Then he flies to those cities, picks up the

checks and cashes them. Ustinov also falls in love with Smith, his secretary. They marry and she quickly becomes pregnant. They leave for Rio immediately. Soon enough, Malden uncovers the robberies and enlists Newhart, his resident computer maven (in his first major acting role), to help nab

Ustinov and Smith.

In the end, no one is hurt, the money is safe, and the perpetrators of the plot get away with it--something not often seen in those days when there was still some censorship. Made in London at Borehamwood, the film features a bright script by Wallach and Ustinov, and a thoroughly engaging

performance from the latter.

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