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The Ceremony (1963)

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A bank robber is sentenced to prison for committing a murder during the robbery. His brother comes up with a plan to break him out of prison--but on the condition that his brother's girlfriend "date" him first.

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Catherine
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Prison Warden
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Le Caq
Lee Patterson ...
Nicky
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O'Brian
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Carlos Casaravilla ...
Ramades (as Carlos Casarvillo)
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Fernando Sancho ...
Shaoush (as Fernando Sanchez)
José Nieto ...
Inspector
Noel Purcell ...
Finigan
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7th gendarme
Barta Barri ...
Death house guard
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A bank robber is sentenced to prison for committing a murder during the robbery. His brother comes up with a plan to break him out of prison--but on the condition that his brother's girlfriend "date" him first.

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3 April 1964 (West Germany)  »

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Frühstück in der Todeszelle  »

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Laurence Harvey the intense actor directed intensely by-- Laurence Harvey.
6 January 1999 | by (Ann Arbor, Michigan) – See all my reviews

If you didn't know this was a Spain/US production, you'd think it was a timeless fable: there are so few localized contexts. The supporting actors delineate themselves sharply, but Laurence Harvey steals the show, as always, with his intensity (check out his work in Tamiko, a neurotic romance set in Japan), and compounds this by directing with intensity: the camera is always zooming into people's faces from above, below, and sideways. It's dizzying. That said, the movie's worth seeing. All praise to early 60's B&W films.


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