That Riviera Touch

That Riviera Touch is a 1966 film directed by Cliff Owen and starring Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise. It is the second feature-length film made by the comedy duo Morecambe and Wise.

That Riviera Touch
Promotional film poster by Arnaldo Putzu
Directed byCliff Owen
Produced byHugh Stewart
Written byPeter Blackmore
Dick Hills and Sid Green
StarringEric Morecambe
Ernie Wise
Suzanne Lloyd
Music byRon Goodwin
CinematographyJack Asher
Edited byGerry Hambling
Distributed byRank
Release date
24 March 1966 (London, West End)
Running time
98 minutes

The film opened at the Leicester Square Theatre in the West End of London on Thursday 24 March 1966.


After Eric Simpson (Eric Morecambe) nearly gives The Queen a parking ticket in London, he and Ernest Clark (Ernie Wise) decide to take a holiday in the south of France. However, when they arrive there, they become unwittingly involved in a jewel theft when the thief Le Pirate (Paul Stassino) decides to use them to smuggle some precious jewels out of the country. He sends the two Englishmen to a sinister villa and sends the beautiful Claudette (Suzanne Lloyd), a member of his criminal gang, to keep Eric and Ernie occupied while he carries out the various stages of his plan. Confusion ensues however, as the two battle for the affections of Claudette and Eric accidentally wins a large sum of money at a casino. Eventually Eric and Ernie start to get suspicious and begin to investigate...



That Riviera Touch was among the 15 most popular films at the British box office in 1966.[1]


  1. "Most popular star for third time." Times [London, England] 31 Dec. 1966: 5. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 11 July 2012.
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