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Guns of Darkness (1962)

An English couple and a deposed ruler head for the border during a South American revolution.

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Claire Jordan
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Tom Jordan
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Hugo Bryant
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President Rivera
Derek Godfrey ...
Hernandez
Richard Pearson ...
Bastian
Eleanor Summerfield ...
Mrs. Bastian
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Dr. Swann
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Lt. Gomez
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Gabriel
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Gabriel's Cousin
Dorita Sensier ...
Nightclub Singer
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First Officer
Anthony Morton ...
Second Officer
Peter Allenby ...
Sergeant
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An English couple and a deposed ruler head for the border during a South American revolution.

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All They Did Was Save a Life...And Now They Could Never Stop Running!! See more »

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Tom's car is a 1957 Ford Country Sedan station wagon (model 79C). Base price was around $2,500 - give or take $50 depending on engine size ($21,450 in 2016). It also has the $20 optional two-tone paint job. 49,638 were made. See more »

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When the airplane flies over the escaping trio, the sky is alternately very cloudy or clear. See more »

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Tom Jordan: [to his wife, Claire Jordan, as they shelter in a cave with rain pouring down outside] Look at the rain. It's like England. Do you remember when we first arrived in England? And you were expecting to find a country full of green lawns, and stately homes, and tall titled men in tweed suits, making witty remarks and eating cucumber sandwiches, hmm? Remember the first few weeks all we did was sit in the railway hotel and watch the rain, pouring down on Pennington Station... and not a Lord came near...
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well worth seeing
2 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

I was attracted to this one by the presence of David Niven, always a plus, and I was not disappointed. This is by no means a great movie but it's a very good one in all departments - script, plot line, tension, character development, acting and cinematography (gloriously crisp b&w). In addition to Niven, as a flawed idealist, there is Leslie Caron as his long- suffering wife, James Robertson Justice as a cynical manager and David Opatoshu as a deposed president. Events circle around a revolution in a fictional South American country, as a couple whose relationship is foundering get involved with the fate of the wounded, deposed president, and try to spirit him out of the country. There is plenty of tension in the escape sequences, as they are hunted by the federates, but we also see developments in the relationship of Niven's and Caron's couple. The film tried to make the point that the complexities of life do not always make for black and white, idealistic choices, that we are at some level all flawed. All in all a very good film that deserves more attention.


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