This sprawling, surrealist musical serves as an allegory for the pitfalls of capitalism, as it follows the adventures of a young coffee salesman in Europe. Many actors play multiple roles, giving the film a stagy tone.
Ralph Richardson....Sir James Burgess / Monty
Rachel Roberts....Gloria Rowe / Madame Paillard / Mrs. Richards
Arthur Lowe....Mr. Duff / Charlie Johnson / Dr. Munda
Graham Crowden....Stewart / Prof. Millar / Meths Drinker
Peter Jeffrey....Factory chairman / Prison governor
Dandy Nichols....Tea Lady / Neighbour
Mona Washbourne....Neighbour / Usher / Sister Hallett
Philip Stone....Jenkins / Interrogator / Salvation Army major
Mary MacLeod....Mrs. Ball / Salvationist / Vicar'w Wife
Michael Bangerter....William / Interrogator / Assistant / Released prisoner
Wallas Eaton....John Stone (Coffee Factory) / Col. Steiger / Prison Warder / Meths Drinker / Film Executive
Warren Clarke....Master of Ceremonies (Nightspot) / Warner / Male nurse
Bill Owen....Supt. Barlow / Insp. Carding
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