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Release Date: 1962

DVD Release Date: December 22nd, 1998

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
At the end of a successful military career, womanizing Gen. Leo Fitzjohn (Peter Sellers) retires to his countryside manor with his unbearable wife, Emily (Margaret Leighton), and their two disappointing daughters. When his platonic French mistress Ghislaine (Dany Robin) -- a woman from his past -- arrives at the door, Fitzjohn is prepared to take the relationship to the next level. However, Fitzjohn has to compete for Ghislaine's affections against his own aide, Lt. Robert Finch (John Fraser).

Cast: Peter Sellers, Dany Robin, Margaret Leighton, John Fraser, Cyril Cusack, Prunella Scales, Denise Coffey, Jean Anderson

Director: John Guillermin

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Independent Artists Ltd., Julian Wintle/Leslie Parkyn Productions

Keywords: Forbidden love, England, Wife, Rivalry, Quest, Passionate, Love triangle, Daughter, Witty


Nominated British Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1962)