You Must Be Joking! (1965 film)

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You Must Be Joking!
"You Must Be Joking" (1965).jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Michael Winner
Produced by Charles H. Schneer
Screenplay by Alan Hackney
Jan Read
from a story by Michael Winner
Starring Michael Callan
Lionel Jeffries
Denholm Elliott
Music by Laurie Johnson
Cinematography Geoffrey Unsworth
Edited by Bernard Gribble
Distributed by Columbia Pictures Corporation (UK)
Release dates
3 August 1965 (London)
Running time
100 minutes
Country UK
Language English

You Must Be Joking! is a 1965 British comedy film directed by Michael Winner.


A collection of British soldiers and one US Air Force officer are tested in initiative by being given a scavenger hunt to perform. They are instructed to obtain six status symbols of the British way of life, in a sort of modern rendition of the "feats of Hercules". Among the feats to be accomplished in 48 hours are escaping from a maze, obtaining a rare rose and the hood ornament off a Rolls-Royce, and taking a lock of hair from a popular singer.[1][2]


Critical reception[edit]

  • TV Guide called it, " Lunacy and laughs galore, with director Winner's gimmicky style much in evidence."[2]
  • Hal Erickson wrote in The New York Times, " Director Michael Winner was still in his "mad mod" period when he lensed the wacky goings-on of You Must be Joking? His Death Wish pictures of the 1970s were in 1965 as remote as another galaxy."[3]


  1. ^ "You Must Be Joking! | BFI | BFI". Retrieved 2014-03-08. 
  2. ^ a b "You Must Be Joking! Review". Retrieved 2014-03-08. 
  3. ^ "You-Must-Be-Joking- - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". Retrieved 2014-03-08. 

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