Those Daring Young Men In Their Jaunty Jalopies In an international car rally, competitors must travel from various points in Europe to Monte Carlo, then race their cars. Things are complicated by smuggling, cheating, honor, inventions, medicine, and love at first sight. Great cast of International actors. Hilarity Shifts Into High Gear
Wacky Races style comic caper
A fun film to watch if you like the cast
My wife prefers “The Great Race” over this film. Both films are period comedies involving automobile races. Both star Tony Curtis. As for me, I prefer “Those Daring Young Fools in Their Jaunty Jalopies” (aka “Monte Carlo or Bust.”) Why? The supporting cast.
First of all, I’m a huge Terry-Thomas fan. So for me, this was reason enough to purchase a LaserDisc of this film. Eric Sykes, Gert Frobe, et al are all good too! This is also a sequel of sorts to “Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines.” Terry-Thomas plays the grown son of the character that he played in the earlier film. And, Eric Sykes is back as his side-kick. Both films also feature Gert Frobe as a German, and both films were directed by Ken Annakin.