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Make Mine Mink (1960)

Zany collection of misfits led by aging military man (Terry-Thomas) go on a spree of robbing mink coats. An unlikely trio of women (Athene Seyler, Hattie Jacques, and Elspeth Duxbury) find ... See full summary »

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Robert Asher

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Peter Coke (play), Michael Pertwee (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Terry-Thomas ... Major Rayne
Athene Seyler ... Dame Beatrice
Hattie Jacques ... Nanette Parry
Billie Whitelaw ... Lily
Elspeth Duxbury Elspeth Duxbury ... Pinkie
Jack Hedley ... Jim Benham
Raymond Huntley ... Inspector Pape
Kenneth Williams ... Freddie Warrington
Noel Purcell ... Burglar
Irene Handl ... Madame Spolinski
Sydney Tafler Sydney Tafler ... Spanager
Joan Heal Joan Heal ... Mrs. Spanager
Penny Morrell Penny Morrell ... Gertrude
Freddie Frinton Freddie Frinton ... Drunk
Michael Balfour Michael Balfour ... Rowson's Butler
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Storyline

Zany collection of misfits led by aging military man (Terry-Thomas) go on a spree of robbing mink coats. An unlikely trio of women (Athene Seyler, Hattie Jacques, and Elspeth Duxbury) find new reasons to live ... until their housekeeper (Billie Whitelaw), an ex-con is suspected of the robberies. Written by Ed Lorusso <elorusso@techreps.com>

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An absolute shower of mink and laughter! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1961 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Nerz an der Angel See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Rank Organisation See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1964) (re-release)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Make Mine Mink (1960) (which was based on a book titled Breath of Spring), was the basis for the musical 70, Girls, 70, which ran on stage in both the West End and Broadway. During it's Broadway run, Mildred Natwick had the 'Dame Beatrice' (Athene Seyler) role, and Hans Conried had the 'Major Albert' (Terry-Thomas) role. See more »

Quotes

Dame Beatrice Appleby: Is this where they have the illegal gambling?
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, a talking, animated mink introduces the film. See more »

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Spoofs The Third Man (1949) See more »

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The Third Man Theme
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Written by Anton Karas
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A very funny movie
19 April 2007 | by howard-30See all my reviews

Just saw it on TCM. It was much funnier than I expected. It is unusual for a slapstick comedy to have so much sympathy for the characters. You really get to like them. Even the love interest is well done. Its well worth watching. Terry Thomas is superb. As good as I remembered him from my misspent youth. The three women who worked with him were also very good. I didn't remember any of them but will look for them in the future. It is a shame that the wondrous tradition of British comedies disappeared. From Guiness to Sellars to Margaret Rutherford. The Remake of The Ladykillers proved just how good they were. It is amazing how even a fine actor like Tom Hanks was unable to match the quality of the original movie.


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