Make Mine Mink (1960)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Farce, Slapstick  |   Release Date - Aug 9, 1960 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Terry-Thomas plays the military-officer head of an amiable gang of amateur British thieves. He is recruited for this task by wealthy dowager Athene Seyler, who merely wants to retrieve stolen minks from genuine crooks. Any profits accrued by this undertaking are to be turned over to charity. Once we're aware that everyone's heart is in the right place, we can laugh freely at the film's collection of would-be reprobates, and vicariously hold out hopes for their success. Best bit: Terry-Thomas, backed by Anton Karas' "Third Man" theme, skulking into what appears to be a waterfront dive to make contact with a "fence," only to discover that he's stumbled into a Salvation Army mission. Make Mine Mink was based on Breath of Spring, a play by Peter Coke.

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bumbler, charity, robbery, Britain, amateur, fur, guest, con/scam, mansion, socialite, soldier, friendship