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17 August 1962 (USA) See more »
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An English couple and a deposed ruler head for the border during a South American revolution. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Leslie Caron ... Claire Jordan

David Niven ... Tom Jordan

James Robertson Justice ... Hugo Bryant

David Opatoshu ... President Rivera
Derek Godfrey ... Hernandez
Richard Pearson ... Bastian
Eleanor Summerfield ... Mrs. Bastian

Ian Hunter ... Dr. Swann

Sandor Elès ... Lt. Gomez

Steven Scott ... Gabriel

Tutte Lemkow ... Gabriel's Cousin
Dorita Sensier ... Nightclub Singer

John Carson ... First Officer
Anthony Morton ... Second Officer
Peter Allenby ... Sergeant
Ali Nagi ... Indian Boy
Robert Barnete ... Revolutionary Sergeant (as Robert Barnette)

Antonio Molino Rojo ... Revolutionary Officer (as Molino Rojo)
Juan Cazalilla ... Man at Wall
Ralph Nossek ... Hospital Doctor

Neville Becker ... Reporter

Clive Cazes ... Hernandez Assistant
Barry Shawzin ... Gen. Zoreno
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Roger Delgado ... Hernandez (voice)
Jack Arrow ... Reporter (uncredited)
Ernest Blyth ... Guest at New Years Eve Party (uncredited)
Terence Conoley ... Soldier (uncredited)
William Ellis ... 1st Young Officer (uncredited)
Aidan Harrington ... Guard (uncredited)
Sheldon Lawrence ... US Reporter (uncredited)
Ray Marioni ... Waiter (uncredited)
Bob Raymond ... Guest at New Years Eve Party (uncredited)
Frank Singuineau ... Drummer-Nightclub (uncredited)

Directed by
Anthony Asquith 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Francis Clifford  novel "An Act of Mercy"
John Mortimer 

Produced by
Thomas Clyde .... producer
Original Music by
Benjamin Frankel 
Cinematography by
Robert Krasker 
Film Editing by
Frederick Wilson 
Art Direction by
John Howell 
Costume Design by
Anthony Mendleson 
Makeup Department
Jim Hydes .... makeup artist
Pat McDermott .... hairdresser (as Patricia McDermott)
Production Management
Victor Peck .... production manager
Sound Department
Norman Coggs .... sound recordist
Charles Crafford .... sound editor
A.W. Lumkin .... recording director
Len Shilton .... sound recordist
Tommy Staples .... boom operator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Gerry Fisher .... camera operator
Harold Haysom .... additional photographer
George Higgins .... still photographer
Music Department
Benjamin Frankel .... conductor
Other crew
Betty Harley .... continuity
Midge Warnes .... production secretary (uncredited)

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102 min
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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Continuity: When the airplane flies over the escaping trio, the sky is alternately very cloudy or clear.See more »
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 us, hmm?See more »


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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
well worth seeing, 2 November 2015

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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