Any fool can steal. I've been embezzling. Peter Ustinov stars and co-scripts the Oscar-nominated screenplay about a dapper rogue who uses a corporation's mainframe computer to issue checks to bogus companies, then proceeds to cash the checks.
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- Rated: G
- Run Time: 1 hours, 45 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 18, 2009
- Originally Released: 1968
- Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Peter Ustinov, Maggie Smith, Karl Malden, Bob Newhart, Robert Morley & Cesar Romero|
|Directed by||Eric Till|
Rating: C -- Much too chatty and morally stagnant. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Rating: 3/4 -- Hot Millions, which is not a hilarious comedy, is a pleasant, warm one. Full Review
Rating: 4/5 -- Delightful romantic comedy
Atlantic City Weekly
One of those comic boardroom fairy-tales (man bites computer) which never seem to quite achieve basic persuadability. Full Review
Description by OLDIES.com:
"Any fool can steal. I've been embezzling." The con is on in Hot Millions, a droll caper whose wit and warmth recall the Ealing Studios romps of the 1950s. Peter Ustinov heads an engaging cast and co-scripts the Oscar-nominated screenplay about a dapper rogue (Ustinov) who uses a corporation's mainframe computer to issue checks to bogus companies, then proceeds to cash the checks. While he's stealing (sorry, embezzling) millions, delightful Maggie Smith nearly steals the show as a featherheaded secretary. Karl Malden as a pill-gobbling CEO and Bob Newhart, he of the button-down mind, add to the affable fun. "When it was over, I realized that I'd been smiling for two hours" (Stanley Kauffmann, The New Republic).
A refined embezzler programs a main frame to help him steal millions of dollars. Academy Award Nominations: Best (Original) story and Screenplay.
Comic heist caper about a high-class embezzler whose modus operandi is seriously compromised with the onset of high-tech computers into the world of big business.