If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium [DVD] [1969]

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If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium
A mid-1960s TV documentary special (and a New Yorker cartoon before that) was the inspiration for If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium. The film is a likeable satire of "packaged" European tours, where the nonplused tourists are expected to rush from one landmark to another in a breathless 18 days. Ian McShane stars as the amorous tour guide, with Suzanne Pleshette as the American department store buyer he falls for; their romance ends when Pleshette decides that the supposedly worldly McShane is too immature for her. An all-star cast, including Murray Hamilton, Peggy Cass, Pamela Britton, Marty Ingels, John Cassavetes and Vittorio De Sica, pops up in comic cameo roles. Our favorite bit: an American and German tourist, simultaneously regaling their respective wives with wildly divergent accounts of the same wartime confrontation. If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium was reworked in 1987 as a made-for-TV movie, cleverly title If It's Tuesday, It Still Must be Belgium. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Suzanne Pleshette
    Suzanne Pleshette - Samantha Perkins
  • Ian McShane
    Ian McShane - Charlie
  • Mildred Natwick
    Mildred Natwick - Jenny Grant
  • Murray Hamilton
    Murray Hamilton - Fred Ferguson
  • Sandy Baron
    Sandy Baron - John Marina
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