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The Secret of My Success (1965)

Approved | | Comedy | 20 December 1965 (UK)
Arthur Tate rose to his fame, wealth and respectability quickly from humble beginnings as a naive and somewhat bumbling police constable in a small English town. He attributes this rise to ... See full summary »

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Violet Lawson
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Lily, Baroness von Lukenberg
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Arthur Tate
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Insp. Hobart / Baron von Lukenberg / The Earl of Aldershot / President Esteda
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Lord Hetherby
Amy Dalby ...
Mrs. Tate
David Davenport ...
Dr. Adams
Peadar Lamb ...
Superintendent Henderson
Ann Lancaster ...
Angela Pringle
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Rex Mansard
Reginald Beckwith ...
Gen. Ferdinand Velez
Nicolau Breyner ...
Pallazio
Ernest Clark ...
Earl of Aldershot's solicitor
Bob Harris
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Arthur Tate rose to his fame, wealth and respectability quickly from humble beginnings as a naive and somewhat bumbling police constable in a small English town. He attributes this rise to his mantra: "believe in people, have faith in mankind, and never search for evil", which was instilled in him by his mother. Although the tenets of this mantra did help, his rise was also due to his romantic affection for three women: dressmaker Violet Lawson whose husband went missing and was presumed murdered; Lily, the Baroness von Lukenberg, whose husband had a seeming affinity for the issues of selective breeding and spiders; and movie producer Marigold Marado, who wanted to make a realistic film of a political revolution. His rise was also due to Mrs. Tate, who always seemed to have an extra piece of information which would make her suggest to the people in power that her son Arthur be provided a position where he could do more good. Perhaps Mrs. Tate had a grander plan for herself. Written by Huggo

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How three beautiful girls love for fun - and murder for profit.

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20 December 1965 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

O Segredo do Meu Sucesso  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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four women and a man
17 October 2013 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

not great. but nice. an ironic story, a decent cast, few scenes with monsters, three beautiful actresses and Lionel Jeffries in a collection of characters. it is far to impress but can be not bad occasion of entertainment. a crazy script, a wise mother and a naive son. levels of a bizarre/unrealistic career and acceptable humor. in fact, a parody and puzzle of usual parts from dramas/thriller/horror of period. a play without great ambitions but acceptable for a rainy afternoon refuge. the acting, like the story is only an exercise to give some soul to a chaotic script. unique sparkle - Amy Dalby performance. result - easy form of fun and a gray movie.


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