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

Tommy The Toreador

1959 British comedy film about a young Englishman lost in Spain. Stars Tommy Steele, Janet Munro, Sid James, Virgilio Texera, Kenneth Williams and others.

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

Tommy The Toreador

An English seaman stranded in Spain finds himself mixed up in a traditional bull-fight

Genre
Film
Released
1959
Starring
Tommy Steele, Janet Munro, Sid James, Virgilio Texera, Kenneth Williams, Eric Sykes, Bernard Cribbins, Pepe Nieto and others
Writers
George H. Brown and Patrick Kirwan
Director
John Paddy Carstairs
Producer
George H. Brown

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!

Production Details

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

Warner-Pathe

Associated British Pathe

Production companies
Picture
Black and white
Laugh track
None

Location

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Broadcast details

Last repeat
Friday 20th July 2018 at 2:45pm on London Live

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