FUN AT SEA! HIS CABIN, HIS PJ’S, HER MOVE!
En route to Hawaii, U.S. diplomat Ogden Mears (Marlon Brando) ends up with a stowaway in his cabin, a Russian countess (Sophia Loren). Charlie Chaplin’s final film is a hopeless concoction conceived by him in the 1930s, a desperately old-fashioned farce with too many dull door-slamming moments. Chaplin’s son Sydney does OK, but the sex symbols fare worse; Loren’s character is truly annoying and Brando does not look too comfortable as the uptight politician.
1967-Britain. 108 min. Color. Music, screenplay and direction by Charles Chaplin. Cast: Marlon Brando (Ogden Mears), Sophia Loren (Natascha Alexandrov), Sydney Chaplin (Harvey Crothers), Tippi Hedren, Patrick Cargill, Margaret Rutherford… Geraldine Chaplin.
Trivia: Chaplin’s only film in color. Rex Harrison was allegedly considered for the part of Mears.