Mr. Topaze (Peter Sellers), an honest and unassuming school teacher, is fired when he refuses to give a pass grade to a failing student, the grandson of a wealthy baroness. Castel Benac, a government official who runs a crooked financial business on the side, is persuaded by his mistress, Suzy, a musical comedy actress, to hire Mr. Topaze as the front man for his business. Gradually, Topaze becomes a rapacious financier who sacrifices his honesty for success and, in a final stroke of business bravado, fires Benac and acquires Suzy in the deal.
Starring Peter Sellers, Nadia Gray, Herbert Lom
Director Peter Sellers