7.0/10
146
6 user 1 critic

Intent to Kill (1958)

A British doctor working in a Canadian hospital, has to assist in a delicate brain operation on a South American President, who is in hiding from a gang of assassins.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay by), (based on the novel by) (as Michael Bryan)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A vacationing Englishman (Denholm Elliott) stumbles upon a plot to kill a young American tourist (Beverly Bentley) in Spain.

Director: Jack Cardiff
Stars: Denholm Elliott, Peter Lorre, Beverly Bentley
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A British-American returns to Britain after 20 years to discover that his father has been jailed since WW2 for a murder that took place in murky circumstances.

Director: Jack Cardiff
Stars: Van Johnson, Vera Miles, Emlyn Williams
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A band of mercenaries led by Captain Curry travel through war-torn Congo across deadly terrain, battling rival armies, to steal $50 million in uncut diamonds. But infighting, sadistic rebels and a time lock jeopardize everything.

Director: Jack Cardiff
Stars: Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux, Peter Carsten
The Mutations (1974)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Scientist experiments with crossing humans and plants, for which he uses his students.

Director: Jack Cardiff
Stars: Donald Pleasence, Tom Baker, Brad Harris
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In the early twentieth century, an artistically talented young man living in an English coal mining town is inhibited by his domineering and emotionally manipulative mother.

Director: Jack Cardiff
Stars: Trevor Howard, Dean Stockwell, Wendy Hiller
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A married woman leaves her husband and zooms off on her motorcycle to see her lover.

Director: Jack Cardiff
Stars: Marianne Faithfull, Alain Delon, Roger Mutton
Young Cassidy (1965)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Biographical drama based on the early life of playwright Sean O'Casey, depicting his rise from the 1910 Dublin slums to the celebrated openings of his early plays. Johnny Cassidy, an ... See full summary »

Directors: Jack Cardiff, John Ford
Stars: Rod Taylor, Julie Christie, Maggie Smith
Crime | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Songwriter falls in love with a crippled man's wife.

Director: Laslo Benedek
Stars: John Cassavetes, Raymond Burr, Sara Shane
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A British brain surgeon punishes the murderess of his lover.

Director: Lawrence Huntington
Stars: James Mason, Rosamund John, Pamela Mason
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Two narcotics agents go after a gang of murderous drug dealers who use ships docking at the New York harbor to smuggle in their contraband.

Director: Laslo Benedek
Stars: Scott Brady, Richard Rober, K.T. Stevens
Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A nerd discovers he's wanted for murder, after escaping death from wreckage plummeting from a skyscraper. Passerby Frank Thompson wakes up in the street, believing it's his lucky day, then ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Hively
Stars: Burgess Meredith, Claire Trevor, Sheldon Leonard
The Lion (1962)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In Kenya, when young Tina befriends a lion and embraces local customs, her mother summons Tina's American father to help bring Tina back to civilization and give her a civilized upbringing.

Director: Jack Cardiff
Stars: William Holden, Trevor Howard, Capucine
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Juan Menda
...
Finch
Carlo Giustini ...
Francisco Flores
Paul Carpenter ...
O'Brien
...
Dr. McNeill
...
Carla Menda
...
Kral
...
Margaret McLaurin
...
Boyd
Kay Callard ...
Carol's Friend
...
Carol Freeman
John McLaren ...
Anaesthetist
Maggie Rennie ...
Night Nurse (as Maggie McGrath)
Edit

Storyline

As British Dr. Bob McLaurin prepares for a dangerous surgical procedure on South American leader Juan Menda in Montreal, the doctor's wife reveals her plan to blackmail McLaurin if he refuses her demand to take a job in England. Hating the provincial life in Canada, she is willing to destroy the career of her husband and his beautiful colleague Dr. Nancy Ferguson if that's what it takes to get back home. Meantime, a trio of assassins stalks the hospital with deadly plans for the high-profile patient. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

If the operation didn't kill him ... their bullets would !

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

February 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Intent to Kill  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Directorial debut of cinematographer Jack Cardiff. See more »

Crazy Credits

This film is made under licence from Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation - the registered proprietor of the Trademark - Cinemascope See more »

Connections

Referenced in Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Blues
(uncredited)
Music by Derek New
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

This is a sleeper!
14 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

Catch this one, if you can. The acting is not that good; but, there is some comic relief in the way th would-be assassins blunder everything! Also, Warren Stevens is a Great, great actor--and, I know he did a huge amount of work in TV, but what an underestimated actor!

It is an American production, and they employed a lot of Local Canadian extras---Poor idea--Canadians probably "can" act; but not in this one.

Keep an eye on Herbert Lom--Awesome! Carlo Giustini is a handsome Italian actor--but, again, not a very good actor, either.

It is a little dramatic with the "wife" routine--sort of a la soap opera--but, If you find see this movie--I know you will love it.


10 of 28 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

'Black Panther' Costume Creations

"The IMDb Show" visits Ironhead Studio founder Jose Fernandez, who reveals how the stunningly detailed Black Panther costume was created.

Watch now