Don't Look Now


2h 10m 1969

Brief Synopsis

Farcical tale about a crew of British bomber pilots who have to bail out over Paris and encounter one hairy incident after another in their attempt to get to thr Free Zone.

Film Details

Also Known As
Don't Look Now ... We're Being Shot At, La grande vadrouille
Release Date
Jan 1969
Premiere Information
New York opening: 16 Feb 1969
Production Company
Les Films Corona; Lowndes Productions
Distribution Company
Buena Vista Film Distribution Co., Inc.
Country
France

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 10m

Synopsis

"Tea for Two," a British bomber, is shot down over Nazi-occupied Paris. Before bailing out, its crew plans a reunion in the Parisian Turkish baths, where the identifying signal will be a whistled rendition of "Tea for Two." Squadron leader Reginald plunges into the seal pond of the zoo; Peter lands atop the scaffold of housepainter Augustin, splattering a Nazi below; and Alan parachutes to the roof of the Paris opera. To elude pursuing Nazis, Peter sequesters himself in the apartment of Ginette, a stranger with whom he feigns a marital dispute, while Alan represents himself as a harpist, the protege of harried Parisian conductor Stanislaus. Anticipating difficulties in attending the rendezvous, the English airmen persuade their French benefactors, Augustin and Stanislaus, to meet Reginald in the Turkish baths. There an escape to England is planned. Donning Nazi uniforms, Reginald and Augustin attend a celebration at the opera, where they discover Alan disguised as a buxom peasant girl. When the performance is interrupted by a bomb blast, Stanislaus, Augustin, Reginald, and Alan flee through the Paris sewers, with the lustful Germans, inflamed by the presumed peasant, in hot pursuit. They arrive at the train station, however, too late to accompany the departing Peter and Ginette. Aboard the train Peter is recognized as an Englishman and arrested, while Augustin and Stanislaus are captured by the border patrol. During the trio's interrogation they are rescued by Reginald and Alan, who arrive in Nazi headquarters encased in wine casks on a cart driven by Sister Marie-Odile. Having set the German wine cellar ablaze, the company departs in two gliders. Their escape is unwittingly abetted by a cross-eyed German, who shoots down the Nazi plane pursuing them.

Film Details

Also Known As
Don't Look Now ... We're Being Shot At, La grande vadrouille
Release Date
Jan 1969
Premiere Information
New York opening: 16 Feb 1969
Production Company
Les Films Corona; Lowndes Productions
Distribution Company
Buena Vista Film Distribution Co., Inc.
Country
France

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 10m

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Location scenes filmed in Paris and Mende, France. Opened in Paris in December 1966 as La grande vadrouille; running time: 125 min. Opened in London in June 1968 as Don't Look Now ... We're Being Shot At; running time: 116 min.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1966

Released in United States 1966