Chosen by the British public to be digitised by the BFI in 2016, Peter Sellers directs and stars in this bittersweet character comedy based on a Marcel Pagnol short story. Described by Sellers biographer, Roger Lewis, as a lost classic, Mr Topaze marked the actor's official directorial debut, and teams him with his Ladykillers (1955) and Pink Panther series co-star Herbert Lom in a cast that also features Billie Whitelaw, Leo McKern, John le Mesurier and Joan Sims.

Playing the eponymous Mr Topaze, a poor, provincial French schoolteacher slowly corrupted by big business, Sellers' is at the peak of his powers. Unseen for decades, this lost British comedy classic is available for the first time on Blu-ray and DVD and is essential viewing for fans of Sellers unique brand of humour.

Special Features:

  • Original
  • Other extras TBC
  • Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the film and full film credits
studio:
BFI
Run Time:
97 minutes
Director:
Peter Sellers
Certificate:
U
Actor:
Peter Sellers

Nadia Gray

Herbert Lom

Leo McKern

Billie Whitelaw
Theatrical Release Year:
2018
Main Language:
English
Number of Discs:
2
Region:
B
Brand:
BFI

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Chosen by the British public to be digitised by the BFI in 2016, Peter Sellers directs and stars in this bittersweet character comedy based on a Marcel Pagnol short story. Described by Sellers biographer, Roger Lewis, as a lost classic, Mr Topaze marked the actor's official directorial debut, and teams him with his Ladykillers (1955) and Pink Panther series co-star Herbert Lom in a cast that also features Billie Whitelaw, Leo McKern, John le Mesurier and Joan Sims.

Playing the eponymous Mr Topaze, a poor, provincial French schoolteacher slowly corrupted by big business, Sellers' is at the peak of his powers. Unseen for decades, this lost British comedy classic is available for the first time on Blu-ray and DVD and is essential viewing for fans of Sellers unique brand of humour.

Special Features:

  • Original
  • Other extras TBC
  • Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the film and full film credits
studio:
BFI
Run Time:
97 minutes
Director:
Peter Sellers
Certificate:
U
Actor:
Peter Sellers

Nadia Gray

Herbert Lom

Leo McKern

Billie Whitelaw
Theatrical Release Year:
2018
Main Language:
English
Number of Discs:
2
Region:
B
Brand:
BFI
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