Tommy the Toreador
|Tommy the Toreador|
Original UK poster
|Directed by||John Paddy Carstairs|
|Produced by||George H. Brown|
|Written by||George H. Brown
|Music by||Stanley Black|
|Edited by||Peter Bezencenet|
George H. Brown Productions (as Fanfare)
|Distributed by||Warner-Pathé Distributors(UK)|
|Release dates||21 December 1959 (London) (UK)|
|Running time||90 minutes|
Tommy the Toreador is a 1959 British musical comedy film directed by John Paddy Carstairs and starring Tommy Steele, Janet Munro, Sid James, Bernard Cribbins, Noell Purcell and Kenneth Williams. A British ship docks in Spain and Tommy, a sailor from London tries his hand as a bullfighter. Along the way he finds time to sing "Tommy the Toreador" and "Little White Bull" (Lionel Bart, Michael Pratt, Jimmy Bennett).
- Tommy Steele - Tommy
- Janet Munro - Amanda
- Sid James - Cadena
- Bernard Cribbins - Paco
- Noell Purcell - Captain
- Virgilio Teixeira - Parilla, the Bullfighter
- José Nieto - Inspector Quintero
- Ferdy Mayne - Lopez
- Harold Kasket - Jose
- Kenneth Williams - Vice-Consul
- Eric Sykes - Martin
In The Radio Times, Tom Vallance gave the film three out of five stars, and wrote, "perky pop star Tommy Steele, a former seaman himself, plays the part of a sailor in this lively and likeable musical comedy"; while Variety called the film "a brisk, disarming little comedy." 
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- "Tommy The Toreador Review". Movies.tvguide.com. 2012-11-28. Retrieved 2014-07-24.
- "Tommy the Toreador | Film review and movie reviews". Radio Times. 2013-04-08. Retrieved 2014-07-24.
- "Tommy the Toreador". Variety. 1958-12-31. Retrieved 2014-07-24.
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