The Wrong Arm Of The Law Never Let Go Waltz Of The Toreadors ...

07/10/2002
  |  Buy to Own: 07/10/2002
  |  373 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

A Peter Sellers box set. 'The Wrong Arm of the Law' (1962) features a host of familiar faces including Sellers, Bernard Cribbins, John Le Mesurier and Lionel Jeffries. Cockney gang leader Pearly Gates (Sellers) enters into an unlikely collaboration with Scotland Yard to track down three Australian criminals, themselves disguised as policemen, who are stealing the gang's illicitly gained earnings. In 'Never Let Go' (1960) Richard Todd plays John Cummings, an unsuccessful toiletry salesman who buys a very expensive car to sell and change the direction of his career. He does not have enough money to insure the car, and when it is stolen by a professional gang, led by Lionel (Sellers), Cummings vows to hunt down the thieves at whatever cost. This therefore involves delving into the sinister and very dangerous world run by Lionel. The title track is sung by Adam Faith who also made his screen debut as a young thug in this film. In 'Waltz of the Toreadors' (1962) General Fitzjohn (Sellers), a lecherous old military man who daily suffers the nagging of his bedridden wife (Margaret Leighton), fondly remembers the time he spent with his young mistress Ghislaine (Dany Robin). After many years, Ghislaine then arrives on his doorstep determined to recommence their relationship, but the General is called away and leaves Ghislaine in the care of his right-hand man. Farcical complications ensue. Finally, 'Soft Beds Hard Battles' (1973) sees Sellers playing six roles in this World War II romp (including Hitler) centring on a Parisian brothel. The establishment is run by Madame Grenier (Lila Kedrova) who, having lost her original clients to the war, has told her girls to be as attentive to the German troops now in Paris. This is also the perfect front for her Allied war effort, as she is in the ideal position to exterminate those in power - members of the Gestapo - in the bedroom.