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The elderly General St. Pe contemplates his memoirs. Unfortunately, his private life is a disaster - his wife, once beautiful, is now a shrewish hypochondriac, whilst the beautiful French girl he has never quite managed to seduce is starting to look elsewhere.

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    • Author: Steep
    What a marvelous concoction this was. Perfectly cast, delightfully performed, superbly directed. What a tragedy this version cannot be seen today. With the exception of Peter Sellers, the film version was a travesty, more along the lines of chitty chitty bang bang.
  • Episode credited cast:
    Hugh Griffith Hugh Griffith - Général St. Pé
    Mildred Natwick Mildred Natwick - Mme. St. Pé
    Beatrice Straight Beatrice Straight - Mlle. Ghislaine de St. Euverte
    Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
    John Abbott John Abbott - Dr. Bonfant
    Mary Grace Canfield Mary Grace Canfield - Sidonia
    Jenny Egan Jenny Egan - Estelle
    Louise Kirtland Louise Kirtland - Mme. Dupont-Fredaine
    James Valentine James Valentine - Gaston
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