Comedy Cinema – This Week – A Fish Called Wanda

Welcome to the sister article to Comedy Clicks! Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best comedy films that the world of cinema can offer! Today we will be looking at A Fish Called Wanda

About the Film

Summary of Plot

In London, four very different people team up on a jewel heist, then try to double-cross one another for the loot, complicated by their efforts to fool a very proper barrister. – iMDB

Year Of Release


Running Time

1 Hour 48 Minutes


Charles Crichton / John Cleese

Box Office Opening Weekend




John Cleese – Archie
Jamie Lee Curtis – Wanda
Kevin Kline – Otto
Michael Palin – Ken
Maria Aitken – Wendy
Tom Georgeson – George

Song From the OST


  • Sir Michael Palin’s father stuttered, so Palin used a lot of his real-life experience when playing Ken Pile, including the fact that Ken’s stutter is less pronounced around people he trusts (George Thomason and Wanda Gershwitz) and worse around people with whom he is uncomfortable (Otto West).
  • Jamie Lee Curtis was listed as “Jamie Lee Schwartz” on all of the call sheets, because John Cleese found it amusing that her father Tony Curtis’ real name was Bernard Schwartz.
  • The fish that Kevin Kline ate were made out of Jell-O. Kline claims that he offered to eat live fish, but the filmmakers wouldn’t let him.
  • During the robbery, it really was Kevin Kline who shot the crossbow at the sensor. Kline got the shot off correctly on the second take.

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