A notorious womanizer, fashion editor Michael James (Peter O'Toole) decides to seek the help of a psychiatrist. Desperate to remain faithful to his fiancée Carole (Romy Schneider), Michael enlists the help of Dr. Fassbinder (Peter Sellers), blissfully unaware that as Dr. Fassbinder is making the moves on a patient who secretly longs for the seemingly irresistible Michael. As Michael and Carole check into the Chateau Chantelle in hopes of patching up their relationship, Dr. Fassbinder has also arrived at the Chateau in hopes of finally cementing his relationship with the comely patient. As the two couples check into the hotel, disaster looms just beyond the bend in a series of hilarious mishaps that will test both Michael's faithfulness and Dr. Fassbinder's sanity.
Peter O'Toole gives a knock-out performance as Alan Swann, a booze-loving former matinee idol who is forced into making a live appearance on a variety show to appease the IRS. Mark Linn-Baker plays the fledgling writer for the show who must keep Swann on the sober and narrow. MPAA Rating: PG (c) 1982 A Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved
America's hottest new rock band is hiding out at Lord and Lady Foxley's (Peter O'Toole, Joan Plowright) country estate. Nat (Alicia Silverstone), hot and talented new bass player fills in for the band?s frontman who has mysteriously disappeared. Meanwhile Lord and Lady are masquerading as servants in their own mansion which leads to a clash of cultures and a roller coaster ride on the wild side. In the same vein as Almost Famous and Spinal Tap this movie rocks!
In this elegant "caper" film, Audrey Hepburn stars as the daughter of a wealthy Parisian (Hugh Griffith), whose hobby is copying famous works of art. His replica of a famed Cellini sculpture is inadvertently displayed in an art museum, and he begins to worry that he'll lose his reputation once the experts evaluate the statuette. Audrey decides to rob the museum, and hires a burglar (Peter O'Toole) for that purpose. But the burglar is really a detective, who has every intention of arresting Audrey and her father when the deed is done. All style and little substance, How to Steal a Million is consummately acted by the stars, but the film is stolen hands-down by a "double take" reaction from French comic actor Moustache. The film was originally titled How to Steal a Million Dollars and Live Happily Ever After, which gave the whole game away and thus was pared down before release.
A tremendously funny all-star cast is assembled by director Harold Ramis ("Analyze This," "Caddyshack") to populate "Club Paradise," a free-wheeling Club Med-style resort where a sun-filled, fun-filled time is guaranteed for all. Oscar-winner Robin Williams ("Happy Feet," "Night at the Museum") runs the place -- or does it run him? -- playing host to the eccentric guests and the none-too-saner employees, not to mention the baffled locals. Featuring Oscar-honoree Peter O'Toole ("Venus," "Lawrence of Arabia"); Eugene Levy ("For Your Consideration," "A Mighty Wind"), Rick Moranis ("Little Shop of Horrors," "Ghostbusters"), Andrea Martin ("The Producers," "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"), '60s supermodel Twiggy ("The Blues Brothers"), "Saturday Night Live" alumni Mary Gross ("A Might Wind"), Robin Duke ("Multiplicity") and Brian Doyle-Murray ("Groundhog Day"), and reggae legend Jimmy Cliff, whose music provides the beat to the island fun.
Zero Mostel ("The Producers," "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum") and Kim Novak ("Vertigo," "Picnic") star in this classic Western spoof. A phony evangelist and his group of followers, compete with a Mexican gang and local outlaws to break into a well guarded bank and take control of a small town. Co-starring Clint Walker ("Cheyenne") and Larry Storch ("F Troop").
When a freak accident wipes out an entire royal family, an exhaustive search reveals a distant relation: Ralph Jones (Goodman), a good-natured, down-to-earth Las Vegas entertainer. Immediately, the rude and crude Ralph is given a crash course in royal manners by his new private secretary, the very proper Lord Willingham (Peter O'Toole). But while Ralph's uncouth behavior delights the public, it fuels a fiendish plot by the evil Lord Graves (John Hurt), who's out to oust the new ruler. Now, it's up to this lowborn lounge singer to redeem himself in a manner befitting a king in this warmhearted comedy romp.
The 12th Century, and the obsession of Henry II of England to find a successor, after the death of the heir to the throne, causes him, one Christmas, to summon his three remaining sons. Also summoned is his wife, the formidable Eleonor of Aquitaine, who he has kept imprisoned for the last 10 years. The fiery relationship between Henry II and Queen Eleonor is powerfully portrayed; their passions turn from tenderness to hurry as they scheme and cajole, with their sons, to determine who will be the future King of England.
"The story of Joan of Arc," historian Andre Maurois wrote, "is at once the most amazing miracle in history and the most logical sequence of political acts." But the church court trying the teenage girl saw neither divine intervention nor uncommon acumen in her astonishing triumphs. It saw heresy -- and death by fire. Seventeen-year-old Jean Seberg plays the visionary Maid of Orleans in Otto Preminger's production of Saint Joan, adapted from George Bernard Shaw's play by Graham Greene and cast with a company of bravura talents. Richard Widmark turns his tough-guy persona on its head to play a Dauphin more court jester than future king. And stately John Gielgud is the English commander who scoffs: "The angels may be on the side of the church -- but I have 800 soldiers."
Fu Manchu has run out of the elixir that keeps his 168-year-old body Fit for Fiendishness. Peter Sellers is deliciously diabolical -- and he's up to his old multiple-role tricks that worked so hilariously in Dr. Strangelove and The Mouse That Roared.