Mr Topaze

Mr Topaze

Peter Sellers (1961)

U Certificate


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Peter Sellers directed himself in this adaptation of a Marcel Pagnol play, so he has only himself to blame. He plays an ex-schoolmaster in a small French town who falls among thieves and comes up wealthy. Beset by the likes of Herbert Lom, Leo McKern and Nadia Gray, Sellers makes an endearing innocent at large. Alas, his direction lacks the cynical edge the idea needed.


Mr. Topaze (Peter Sellers), an honest and unassuming school teacher, is fired when he refuses to give a pass grade to a failing student, the grandson of a wealthy baroness. Castel Benac, a government official who runs a crooked financial business on the side, is persuaded by his mistress, Suzy, a musical comedy actress, to hire Mr. Topaze as the front man for his corrupt business.

Cast & Crew

Mr Topaze Peter Sellers
Suzy Nadia Gray
Castel Benac Herbert Lom
Muche Leo McKern
Baroness Martita Hunt
Roger John Neville
Ernestine Billie Whitelaw
Tamise Michael Gough
Colette Joan Sims
Blackmailer John Le Mesurier
Director Peter Sellers
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Anatole de GrumwaldAvailable on: DVD and Blu-ray