If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium

If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium

Director: Mel Stuart Cast: Suzanne Pleshette, Ian McShane, Mildred Natwick


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/21/2016
UPC: 0887090122313
Original Release: 1969
Rating: G
Source: Olive Films
Region Code: A
Time: 1:39:00
Sales rank: 19,078

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Suzanne Pleshette Samantha Perkins
Ian McShane Charlie
Mildred Natwick Jenny Grant
Murray Hamilton Fred Ferguson
Sandy Baron John Marina
Michael Constantine Jack Harmon
Norman Fell Harve Blakely
Peggy Cass Edna Ferguson
Marty Ingels Bert Greenfield
Pamela Britton Freda
Luke Halpin Bo
Aubrey Morris Harry Dix
Reva Rose Irma Blakely
Hilary Thompson Shelly Ferguson
Patricia Routledge Mrs. Featherstone
Marina Berti Gina
Jenny White Dot
Roger Six Marcel
Lillian Atterer Miss Germany
Lucien Krier Miss Luxembourg
Senta Berger Actor
John Cassavetes Card Player
Joan Collins Actor
Vittorio De Sica Shoemaker
Anita Ekberg Nightclub Performer
Ben Gazzara Card Player
Virna Lisi Actor
Elsa Martinelli Woman on Bridge
Catherine Spaak Woman Posing for Photographer
Robert Vaughn Photographer
Donovan Singer at Youth Hostel
Mario Carotenuto Giuseppe
Paul Esser German Sergeant
Frank Latimore George

Technical Credits
Mel Stuart Director
Ron Berkeley Makeup
Vittorio Biseo Makeup
Donovan Score Composer,Songwriter
Marc Frederix Art Director
Vilis Lapenieks Cinematographer
Stan Margulies Producer
Patrick O'Brien Asst. Director
Fritz Roland Cinematographer
David Saxon Editor
Walter Scharf Score Composer
David Shaw Original Story,Screenwriter
David L. Wolper Executive Producer

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If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
jakesJK More than 1 year ago
A beautiful satire of the sixties..still relevant in the 21st century when people rush through life trying to keep up with the Joneses with nary a thought for better values...leading to a surfeit of Godmen/women and busybody advisers offering capsule solutions for all ills.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago