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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

Major Albert Rayne: I'm interested in a Fence.
Smoker at Shanghai Harry's: Buyin' or sellin'?
Major Albert Rayne: Selling, naturally.
Smoker at Shanghai Harry's: You're wasting your time, mate. Nobody round here's got a garden.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: KENSINGTON - LONDON See more »

Connections

Referenced in Kate & Allie: Make Mine Mink (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

The Third Man Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Anton Karas
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A real treasure
5 December 2003 | by johnson50See all my reviews

Very odd film. The sort of film that only the British could make.

Terry-Thomas is cast out of his usual flash, boisterous role as the rather timid Major Rayne, down on his luck and living in a boarding house with the weirdest collection of women you're ever likely to see, including a very young Billie Whitelaw and a masterful Hattie Jacques.

By pure mischance, they embark on a campaign of fur robbery in order to support their landlady's charitable work. The film is a wonderful caricature of the down-at-heel gentry in Britain at that time, includes some very endearing characters and is genuinely funny in its naive fashion.

Recommended to any fan of the wonderful Terry-Thomas and British comedies of this era.


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