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Trailers from Hell Catches ‘A Fish Called Wanda’

Trailers from Hell Catches 'A Fish Called Wanda'

Today on Trailers from Hell, Alan Spencer takes on Charles Chrichton’s 1988 comedy classic, “A Fish Called Wanda,” starring John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis and Kevin Kline. 

A comic crime caper stuffed with eccentric supporting characters, “A Fish Called Wanda” is in the best tradition of British comedies like “The Lavender Hill Mob.” That should be no surprise because the director, Charles Crichton, is responsible for both. Crichton’s amazing career began in the thirties as an editor on “Things to Come” and “Thief of Bagdad” and ended in 1998 with “Wanda,” co-written with star John Cleese. The film was enormously successful winning an Academy Award for co-star Kevin Kline and BAFTA Awards for Cleese and Michael Palin for Best Actor and Supporting Actor.

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