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Waltz of the Toreadors Details


Fitzjohn (Peter Sellers) is a retired general who is miserable at home with his shrewish wife Emily (Margaret Leighton). He dreams of younger days when he enjoyed the platonic company of the beautiful Ghislaine (Dany Robin). After many years, she shows up at his door and expresses her desire to take their relationship beyond the platonic level. When his plans are temporarily postponed, he leaves her in care of his right hand man. His aid and Ghislaine fall in love, prompting Fitzjohn to begin court-martial proceedings against his unfaithful aide. When the lineage of his aide is discovered, he tries to halt the trial in this ironic comedy taken from the play by Jean Anouilh. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi


Peter Sellers
as Gen. Leo Fitzjohn
Dany Robin
as Ghislaine
Margaret Leighton
as Emily Fitzjohn
John Fraser
as Robert
Cyril Cusack
as Dr. Grogan
Prunella Scales
as Estella
Jean Anderson
as Agnes
Raymond Huntley
as Court President
Cardew Robinson
as Undertaker
John Glyn-Jones
as Innkeeper
John Le Mesurier
as Vicar
Vanda Godsell
as Mrs. Bulstrode
Catherine Feller
as Rosemary
Humphrey Lestocq
as Huntsman
Guy Middleton
as Huntsrnan
Denise Coffey
as Sidonia
Humphrey Lestocq
as Huntsman
Guy Middleton
as Huntsrnan


John Guillermin
Jean Anouilh
Play Author
Muir Mathieson
Musical Direction/Supervision
Harry Pottle
Art Director
Beatrice Dawson
Costume Designer
Stuart Freeborn