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Hot Millions (1968)

| Comedy, Crime | 1969 (Norway)
Paroled London fraudster Marcus Pendleton (Sir Peter Ustinov) poses as a computer specialist in order to work for an insurance company that entirely relies on its corporate server.

Director:

Eric Till
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peter Ustinov ... Marcus Pendleton / Caesar Smith
Maggie Smith ... Patty Terwilliger Smith
Karl Malden ... Carlton J. Klemper
Bob Newhart ... Willard C. Gnatpole
Robert Morley ... Caesar Smith
Cesar Romero ... Customs Inspector
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Storyline

Cockney con artist Marcus Pendleton (Sir Peter Ustinov), just out of prison, replaces an insurance company's computer programmer and sends claim checks to himself in various guises at addresses all over Europe. Meanwhile, he falls in love with inept secretary and frustrated flutist, Patty Terwilliger Smith (Dame Maggie Smith). Written by <MICHAELPEM@aol.com>

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This is a picture of a perfect embezzler. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1969 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

A Máquina de Fazer Milhões See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In this movie, Patty Terwilliger Smith (Dame Maggie Smith) takes Willard C. Gnatpole (Bob Newhart) shopping, where she is seen trying on clothes and buying an outfit for twenty pounds sterling at the Apple Boutique on Baker Street, London, a boutique owned and operated by The Beatles. The boutique, which was the first venture of their Apple Corps Ltd. company, and featured a large psychedelic mural on the external wall, was only operated for several months in 1968 before being closed down, and the contents given away to the public for free. This movie provides one of the few rare filmed glimpses of the boutique's interior. See more »

Goofs

The director of 'Deutsche Tungsten' is called "Geschäftsfüher" on the bakery window. It should read: "Geschäftsführer" ('company leader'). See more »

Quotes

Marcus Pendleton: Oh, I couldn't fire you. Patty. You'd starve to death.
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Soundtracks

Caesar Smith
Composed by Laurie Johnson
Published by Robbins Music Corp.
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Way ahead of it's time.
12 June 1999 | by mikemotoSee all my reviews

I first saw this film about 11 years ago when my former college Accounting professor recommended it to me. I was amazed that a movie from 1968 could so coherently and hilariously portray computer crime. Maggie Smith is delightful and Ustinov plays the "retro hacker" perfectly. "O Nolo Mio"!!!!!


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