Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies (1969)

7.5 / Rated by 3 people

130 min.
Plot  In the 1920s, the Monte Carlo Rally attracts competitors from all over the world. Rivals from Britain, Italy, France and Germany find that their greatest competition comes from the United States in the form of Chester Schofield (Tony Curtis), who had won half of an automobile factory in a poker game with the late father of baronet Sir Cuthbert Ware-Armitage (Terry-Thomas). Ware-Armitage has entered the race in a winner-take-all to exact revenge and win back the lost half of the company.

The international cast of characters appear to mirror their national foibles. British Army officers Maj. Digby Dawlish (Peter Cook) and Lieut. Kit Barrington (Dudley Moore), who have entered to preserve the honour of the British Empire, drive an outlandish vehicle festooned with odd inventions. Italian policemen Angelo Pincelli (Walter Chiari) and Marcello Agosti (Lando Buzzanca) seem to be more interested in chasing three French women, led by Doctor Marie-Claude (Mireille Darc). The German entry...



André Bourvil
Monsieur Dupont
Walter Chiari
Angelo Pincilli
Peter Cook
Major Digby Dawlish
Tony Curtis
Chester Schofield
Marie Dubois
Gert Fröbe
Willi Schickel/Horst Muller
Jack Hawkins
Count Levinovitch
Dudley Moore
Lt. Kit Barrington
Eric Sykes
Sir Cuthbert Ware
Derren Nesbitt
Michael Trubshawe
German rally official


All Titles

Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies
English Title
Monte Carlo or Bust!
English Original Title

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