Carlton-Browne of the F.O. (1959)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Absurd Comedy, Farce, Political Satire  |   Release Date - Apr 11, 1960 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka

This is an uneven though occasionally hilarious comedy about a remote British colony and diplomatic blunders. Terry-Thomas as a British diplomat and Peter Sellers as a nasty, vile Prime Minister on the island, tend to overshadow the roles they are playing. Carlton-Browne (Terry-Thomas) is sent to the remote island of Gaillardia to prevent any other powers from tapping into its potentially rich mineral deposits. The fact that the Brits have ignored Gaillardia for the last fifty years or that Carlton-Browne is a walking disaster does not stop the Foreign Office. Circumstances quickly spin out of control as the island colony heads toward revolution with a new, young king (Ian Bannen) on the throne.



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