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Chance Meeting (1959)

Blind Date (original title)
Dutch painter Jan-Van Rooyer hurries to keep a rendezvous with Jacquleine Cousteau, an elegant, sophisticated Frenchwoman, slightly his elder, whose relationship with him had turned from ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »
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Jan-Van Rooyer (as Hardy Kruger)
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Insp. Morgan
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Jacqueline Cousteau
John Van Eyssen ...
Insp. Westover
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Robert Flemyng ...
Sir Brian Lewis
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Redmond Phillips ...
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George Roubicek ...
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Sgt. Farrow
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Dutch painter Jan-Van Rooyer hurries to keep a rendezvous with Jacquleine Cousteau, an elegant, sophisticated Frenchwoman, slightly his elder, whose relationship with him had turned from art student into one of love trysts. He arrives and is confronted by Detective Police Inspector Morgan who accuses him of having murdered Jacqueline. Morgan listens sceptically to the dazed denials of Van-Rooyen as he tells the story of his relationship with the murdered woman. Morgan, after hearing the story, realizes that the mystery has deepened and it becomes more complicated when the Assistant Commissioner, Sir Brian Lewis, explains that Jacqueline was not married but was being kept by Sir Howard Fenton, a high-ranking diplomat whose names must be kept out of the case. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A promotional song for the US release,"Chance Meeting" with music by William Katz and lyrics by Ruth Roberts was published in 1960, but not used in the film. See more »

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I'm A Lonely Man
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Music by Richard Rodney Bennett
Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Sung by Hardy Krüger
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VERY CLASSY THRILLER WITH A GREAT LEAD ACTING PERFORMANCE
9 June 2001 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

The plot is pretty conventional Scotland Yard potboiler; Hardy Kruger suspected of a murder he didn't commit but the evidence looks bad. But the surprise of the film is a brilliant performance by Stanley Baker as the Police Inspector Morgan doing the investigation. Baker grew up in Wales near the home of the more famous Richard Burton, but he was every bit as good as an actor. His performance is tightly wound, with shafts of anger about the special treatment he is asked to give an upper class alternative suspect. Very different from the laid-back aristocrats that many films imagine populate the British police. It's a bit stagey and you won't find any of the car chases which litter so many police films. But the supporting cast are all good and Baker is a joy to watch.


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