Romance With a Double Bass (1974) - Rotten Tomatoes

Romance With a Double Bass (1974)





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You never heard of this one? It might be because Romance with a Double Bass isn't a feature film at all, but a 40-minute short subject, designed for British television. John Cleese, still in his Monty Python period, plays a double-bass player who woos a lovely princess (Connie Booth). Both Cleese and his beloved are left to wander the countryside naked when a thief steals their clothes. Yes, they're starkers, and the film does little to cover up the naughty bits. Though the rest of the Monty Python gang isn't around for Romance with a Double Bass, we are treated with amusing cameos from such master performers as Graham Crowden and Freddie Jones. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Connie Booth
as Princess Costanza
John Cleese
as Musician Smychkov
Graham Crowden
as Count Alexei
Desmond Jones
as Musician Razmakhaikin
Freddie Jones
as Maestro Lakeyich
Jonathan Lynn
as Leader of the Orchestra
John Moffatt
as Malor Domo
Andrew Sachs
as Musician Zhuchkov
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Critic Reviews for Romance With a Double Bass

All Critics (1)

This is a quaint, lovely work.

Full Review… | May 13, 2007

Audience Reviews for Romance With a Double Bass

After Python disbanded in the early 70's, Cleese went off and did his own thing for a while. ROMANCE WITH A DOUBLE BASS is just one of the rather diverse results. Based on a Chekov short story, and with a run time of about forty minutes, ROMANCE manages to tell its story with physical humor and a minimum of dialogue. Cleese is a double bass player with a gig at a princesses wedding, and well, love happens. The romantic interest is Connie Booth, then Cleese's wife, and their pairing is an inspired choice. Recommended, provided you don't expect more than a film with quiet laughs yet a great storyline.

Jake Gittes
Jake Gittes

6.5/10. Very funny British short film with John Cleese in an early role. Very amusingly done, with very little dialogue, mostly visual gags, and very well done at that. Fun cast.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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