Drama, Retro

Retro Film Series Presents

Mr. Topaze | Virtual Film

Newly restored from the last surviving 35mm prints, Mr. Topaze is the lone directorial effort from comedy icon Peter Sellers.

Unwilling to sacrifice his principles, Albert Topaze (Peter Sellers), a poor but proud French schoolmaster, loses his job after he refuses to alter the failing grades of one of students. Seizing the opportunity to exploit his well-known honesty, actress Suzy Courtois (Nadia Gray) convinces her lover, the corrupt city council member Castel Benac (Herbert Lom), to hire Topaze as a managing director for one of his shady businesses. But when Topaze learns he is being used, he cunningly turns the tables on Benac and ends up with all the money.

A portion of the proceeds of streams sold through this website will benefit the Carolina Theatre of Durham.