Romance with a Double Bass

Overview

You never heard of this one? It might be because Romance With a Double Bass isn't a feature film at all, but a 40-minute short subject designed for British television. John Cleese, still in his Monty Python period, plays a double-bass player who woos a lovely princess (Connie Booth). Both Cleese and his beloved are left to wander the countryside naked when a thief steals their clothes. Yes, they're starkers, and the film does little to cover up the naughty bits. Though the rest of the Monty Python gang isn't ...
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Overview

You never heard of this one? It might be because Romance With a Double Bass isn't a feature film at all, but a 40-minute short subject designed for British television. John Cleese, still in his Monty Python period, plays a double-bass player who woos a lovely princess (Connie Booth). Both Cleese and his beloved are left to wander the countryside naked when a thief steals their clothes. Yes, they're starkers, and the film does little to cover up the naughty bits. Though the rest of the Monty Python gang isn't around for, we are treated to amusing cameos from such master performers as Graham Crowden and Freddie Jones.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/15/2003
  • UPC: 032031166493
  • Original Release: 1974
  • Rating:

  • Source: White Star
  • Region Code: 0
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 40:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 45,155

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Connie Booth Princess Costanza
John Cleese Musician Smychkov
Graham Crowden Count Alexei
Desmond Jones Musician Razmakhaikin
Freddie Jones Maestro Lakeyich
Jonathan Lynn Leader of the Orchestra
John Moffatt Malor Domo
Andrew Sachs Musician Zhuchkov
June Whitfield
Technical Credits
Robert Young Director, Screenwriter
Connie Booth Screenwriter
John Cleese Screenwriter
Dave King Producer
Bill Owen Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Introduction [:50]
2. Party Preparations [3:45]
3. Theft By the Lake [8:14]
4. Bass-Ic Transporation [3:19]
5. Cooling Off and Heating Up [4:14]
6. Off to the Party [4:27]
7. Getting Dressed at Rehearsal [7:35]
8. The Count Arrives [2:37]
9. A Waltz for Costanza [2:49]
10. The Ending [1:49]
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Side #1 --
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