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Crook's Tour (1940)

Charters and Caldicott, touring in the Near East, are mistaken for German agents and handed in error a gramophone record which contains vital information for Britain's enemies.

Director:

John Baxter

Writers:

John Watt (from an original story by), Max Kester (from an original story by)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Basil Radford ... Charters
Naunton Wayne ... Caldicott
Greta Gynt ... La Palermo
Charles Oliver ... Sheik
Gordon McLeod Gordon McLeod ... Rossenger
Abraham Sofaer ... Ali
Bernard Rebel Bernard Rebel ... Klacken
Cyril Gardiner Cyril Gardiner ... K.7.
Leo de Pokorny Leo de Pokorny ... Hotel Manager
Morris Harvey Morris Harvey ... Waiter
Noel Hood Noel Hood ... Edith Charters
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Storyline

Charters and Caldicott, touring in the Near East, are mistaken for German agents and handed in error a gramophone record which contains vital information for Britain's enemies.

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Comedy | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

24 May 1941 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Турне аферистов See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Petra-Violet Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The third of four screen appearances by Basil Radford and Naunton Wayne as Charters and Caldicott. They first appeared in The Lady Vanishes (1938), and later in Night Train to Munich (1940), and Millions Like Us (1943), all written by Sidney Gilliat and Frank Launder. Crook's Tour (1940) was adapted from a BBC Radio serial starring Radford and Wayne. See more »

Goofs

Caldicott is pleased to spot 'Chicken Maryland' on the menu, but this dish was not listed in the previous close-up of the page. See more »

Quotes

Charters: All night in the desert. No bed, no bath. Sleeping with people we've never been introduced to. This places us in a very, very disagreeable position.
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Connections

Spun-off from The Lady Vanishes (1938) See more »

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A Classic that should be on Video
6 June 2001 | by trev-11See all my reviews

After the Lady Vanishes (1938) Basil Radford and Naunton Wayne reprised

their roles as the cricket mad rather inept upper class Englishmen Charters and Caldicott. They bumble through Europe their stiff accents and manners getting themselves into trouble and rubbing people up the wrong way. They are on a

Railway Station and they stop to show respect to the Ruritanian states national anthem. They stand rigid to all 23 verses which no one else takes any notice of and miss the train. They set out to conquor a mountain and they get covered in muck have all sorts of accidents but eventually the British bulldog comes out and they get there. Turning the corner at the summit they find a road and they follow it until they come to a sign. Getting out the phrase book it is deciphered as Bus Stop and just then it draws up. The road went up the other side of the mountain. Hilarious if only to look at Charters and Caldicott's deadpan

expressions. Charters and Caldicott reprised the roles twice more in the Night Train to Munich which returns to spies and Millions like us a wartime morale

boosting film.


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