THAT'S ME OVER THERE
"You know, it's not so tough doing Brett - all you have to do is think 'ugly'."
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An American masquerades as an English Lord - and the American is Danny Wilde, pretending to be Lord Brett Sinclair! It happens when they are trying to expose a crooked millionaire.
The story behind Lord Brett Sinclair (ROGER MOORE) unexpectedly acquiring an Egyptian mummy starts with a 'phone call from a man named Cliff Turner (TERENCE EDMOND), who is working for millionaire Thaddeus Krane (GEOFFREY KEEN).
Krane's millions have been acquired in a dubious manner; a man who has grown fat on famine, wealthy on war. Idealistically, Cliff is determined to expose him and in so doing has the help of Ann (SUZAN FARMER), Krane's secretary. Cliff has heard of Brett and feels that, by passing information to him, Brett will be more able to take action than Cliff himself.
All the evidence has now been collected except for one final link, but Cliff is unlucky enough to be detected when filming the necessary documents and pays for it with his life. He succeeds in passing the film to Ann, telling her to 'phone Brett.
But Krane has not become a millionaire for nothing. Cliff's actions have been tape-recorded by a hidden camera, and this shows Cliff telephoning Brett. Krane's right-hand man, Device Prentice (NEIL HALLETT), is able to make out the dialled digits, which leads to Brett being identified and abducted and efforts made to force him to reveal what evidence he has collected.
So it is Danny Wilde (TONY CURTIS) who receives the call from Ann saying that she has to be at a London auction room that afternoon with Krane. She will hand the final vital evidence to him there. Not knowing where Brett is, Danny is on the spot until Judge Fulton (LAURENCE NAISMITH) suggests that he should impersonate Brett and gives him some hurried lessons on how to speak and look like an English Lord. No easy task for a man from the New York slums! But Danny is willing to have a go, and arrives at the auction room, where he contacts Ann and is introduced to Krane.
Both, of course, believe him to be Brett and this makes Krane jump to the conclusion that his strong-arm men have bungled Brett's abduction. Further action must therefore be taken, and he gives these orders to Prentice.
There are further complications. A society girl named Prue (JULIET HARMER), who knows Brett, has Danny pointed out to her as being Lord Brett Sinclair. Danny gets out of this by telling her who he is and saying that Brett is somewhere around. She goes to look for him.
Meanwhile, Danny unwittingly puts in a very high bid for an Egyptian mummy, which is knocked down to him just as Brett, having escaped, arrives on the scene. Realising what is happening, he takes his cue to pretend that he is Danny, but Prue gives the game away, just as Ann has succeeded in passing over the film.
Ann immediately jumps to the conclusion that the whole business is a set-up on the part of Krane and in doing so gives herself away. Now all are in acute danger as Krane's henchmen line themselves up. Danny and Brett are forced to give way and accompany Krane and Prentice because they have Ann in their power.
It is Prue who makes up for it all by saving them in a spectacular manner. And that explains how Lord Brett Sinclair is now the possessor of an Egyptian mummy...
DEVISED AND PRODUCED BY ROBERT S. BAKER
"The Persuaders!" theme by JOHN BARRY
In charge of Production - JOHNNY GOODMAN
Lord Sinclair's clothes designed by Roger Moore.
Assistant Director - PETER PRICE
Sound Recordist - CLAUDE HITCHCOCK
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