If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969)

98 mins | Comedy | 1969

Director:

Mel Stuart

Writer:

David Shaw

Producer:

Stan Margulies

Cinematographer:

Vilis Lapenieks

Editor:

David Saxon

Production Designer:

Marc Frederix

Production Company:

Wolper Pictures, Ltd.
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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Holland, and England. Inspired by a New Yorker cartoon and a 1966 CBS-TV News Special of the same ... More Less

Location scenes filmed in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Holland, and England. Inspired by a New Yorker cartoon and a 1966 CBS-TV News Special of the same title. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
WRITER
Scr-story
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
2nd unit photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
MUSIC
MAKEUP
Makeup
PRODUCTION MISC
Supv prod mgr
Prod mgr (italy)
Prod mgr (switzerland)
Prod mgr (germany)
Prod mgr (belgium)
Prod mgr (holland)
Prod mgr (england)
SOURCES
SONGS
"If It's Tuesday This Must Be Belgium" and "Lord of the Reedy River," words and music and sung by Donovan.
COMPOSER
DETAILS
Release Date:
1969
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 24 April 1969
Copyright Claimant:
Wolper Pictures, Ltd.
Copyright Date:
24 April 1969
Copyright Number:
LP36904
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
De Luxe
Duration(in mins):
98
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
22059
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Under the guidance of a roguish womanizer named Charlie, a group of American tourists have assembled in London for a whirlwind 18-day bus tour of Europe. Although Charlie plans to keep his evenings free by exhausting his charges during the day, he has failed to reckon with Samantha Perkins, an indefatigable Minneapolis careerwoman who is determined to get her money's worth while trying to decide whether she should marry her conservative boyfriend George. Following a day and night in London, the travelers descend on Amsterdam, and there Edna and Fred Ferguson have trouble keeping their somewhat oversexed daughter, Shelly, away from a young hippie named Bo, and Harve Blakely loses his wife, Irma, when she climbs on the wrong bus and goes off with a group of Japanese tourists. As the sightseers are hustled through Brussels, up the Rhine by steamer, and on to Switzerland, Charlie tries to add Samantha to his list of conquests, but with little success; even when she gets drunk on spiked fondue, she remains immovable. Upon arriving in Venice, Italian-American John Marino has a disastrous encounter with his relatives and is forced to jump out of a bathroom window into a canal in order to avoid being married off to his cousin. As the tour nears its end, Charlie is at last beginning to make progress with Samantha when her boyfriend suddenly appears; but by now certain that life with George would be too dull, Samantha sends him away. Reaching their final stop at Rome, Samantha is involved in an automobile accident, and Charlie has to free her from jail. That night, the long-lost Irma, dressed in kimono and sandals, arrives at the farewell ... +


Under the guidance of a roguish womanizer named Charlie, a group of American tourists have assembled in London for a whirlwind 18-day bus tour of Europe. Although Charlie plans to keep his evenings free by exhausting his charges during the day, he has failed to reckon with Samantha Perkins, an indefatigable Minneapolis careerwoman who is determined to get her money's worth while trying to decide whether she should marry her conservative boyfriend George. Following a day and night in London, the travelers descend on Amsterdam, and there Edna and Fred Ferguson have trouble keeping their somewhat oversexed daughter, Shelly, away from a young hippie named Bo, and Harve Blakely loses his wife, Irma, when she climbs on the wrong bus and goes off with a group of Japanese tourists. As the sightseers are hustled through Brussels, up the Rhine by steamer, and on to Switzerland, Charlie tries to add Samantha to his list of conquests, but with little success; even when she gets drunk on spiked fondue, she remains immovable. Upon arriving in Venice, Italian-American John Marino has a disastrous encounter with his relatives and is forced to jump out of a bathroom window into a canal in order to avoid being married off to his cousin. As the tour nears its end, Charlie is at last beginning to make progress with Samantha when her boyfriend suddenly appears; but by now certain that life with George would be too dull, Samantha sends him away. Reaching their final stop at Rome, Samantha is involved in an automobile accident, and Charlie has to free her from jail. That night, the long-lost Irma, dressed in kimono and sandals, arrives at the farewell banquet and discovers her husband dancing with the entertainers; and Charlie finally succeeds in getting Samantha to make love to him. At the airport the next day when he begs her to marry him, however, she realizes that he is irresponsible. Saying "I'm a square," she bids him goodby and boards an airplane bound for the States. +

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