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Romance with a Double Bass

  • Film

Time Out says

An adaptation of a Chekhov short story, set in Russia, with Cleese as a doleful double-bass player booked to perform for the forced engagement of Princess Constanza (Booth). To pass time before rehearsals, he strips off for a quick dip in a nearby river, whereupon someone steals his clothes. Meanwhile, downstream, the same fate has befallen the Princess. This leads to a very funny, innocent and tastefully filmed nudist romp in which the two of them (without peeking) try to work their way back to the huge mansion, the Princess squeezed into his double-bass case. One classic moment has Cleese running back and forth across the picturesque countryside, dropping the case and having to sprint back to pick up his double-bass.
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Release Details

  • Duration:41 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Robert Young
  • Screenwriter:Bill Owen
  • Cast:
    • Connie Booth
    • John Cleese
    • Graham Crowden
    • Freddie Jones
    • John Moffatt
    • Denis Ramsden
    • June Whitfield
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