Egyptian and
Aero Theatres
Hollywood & Santa Monica
Fri, Jun 12, 2020 - Fri, Jun 26, 2020
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Virtual Screenings - MR. TOPAZE

Buy tickets through Film Movement to watch this film at your convenience beginning on June 12.

New Restoration! MR. TOPAZE, 1961, Film Movement, 97 min. Dir. Peter Sellers. Unwilling to sacrifice his principles, Auguste Topaze (Peter Sellers), a poor but proud French schoolmaster, loses his job after he refuses to alter the failing grades of one of students. Seizing the opportunity to exploit his well-known honesty, actress Suzy Courtois (Nadia Gray) convinces her lover, the corrupt city council member Castel Benac (Herbert Lom), to hire Topaze as a managing director for one of his shady businesses. But when Topaze learns he is being used, he cunningly turns the tables on his deceivers and makes off with all of the money. Seller’s first and only credited directorial feature, MR. TOPAZE displays the British comic genius at the peak of his powers alongside his future PINK PANTHER nemesis Herbert Lom and a stellar supporting cast that includes Leo McKern, Billie Whitelaw and Michael Gough. Believed to be “lost” for years, MR. TOPAZE was digitally restored from the lone surviving 35mm print in the BFI archives at the request of the British public.

Both TheatresFri, Jun 12, 2020 - Fri, Jun 26, 2020
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