Tommy The Toreador. Image shows from L to R: Paco (Bernard Cribbins), Tommy Tomkins (Tommy Steele), Cadena (Sid James)
Tommy The Toreador

Tommy The Toreador

  • 1959 film

An English seaman stranded in Spain finds himself mixed up in a traditional bull-fight. Stars Tommy Steele, Janet Munro, Sid James, Virgilio Texera, Kenneth Williams and more.

Tommy The Toreador. Image shows from L to R: Cadena (Sid James), Tommy Tomkins (Tommy Steele), Paco (Bernard Cribbins)

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1959
Stars
Tommy Steele, Janet Munro, Sid James, Virgilio Texera, Kenneth Williams, Eric Sykes, Bernard Cribbins, Pepe Nieto and more
Writers
George H. Brown, Patrick Kirwan, Nicholas Phipps, Sid Colin and Talbot Rothwell
Directors
John Paddy Carstairs and Geoffrey Haine
Producer
George H. Brown
Companies

When Tommy Tomkins, a young British seaman, finds himself stranded in Spain during the Feria, a local festival, he becomes embroiled in a series of high-stakes misadventures.

All he wants to do is reunite with his ship, but after being chased by the police, accused of smuggling, and eating at a restaurant without any money to pay the bill, he meets the girl of his dreams: English beauty Amanda.

However, Tommy's biggest challenge comes when he runs into a local bull-fighting impresario. In a war of ticket-sales with another promoter, the dishonest showman and his sidekick trick Tommy into the ring with the promise of a fixed fight - but they have no intentions of misleading their paying public!

Additional details

UK certificate
U
Duration
87 minutes
UK release
Monday 21st December 1959
Produced
1959
Distributors

Associated British Pathe

Warner-Pathe

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Black and white

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Friday 20th July 2018 at 2:45pm on London Live
  • Tuesday 17th July 2018 at 1:00pm on London Live
  • Sunday 1st July 2018 at 1:00pm on London Live

Recording details

  • Associated British Elstree Studios - Studios.
  • Spain - Locations.

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