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The List of Adrian Messenger (1963)

 -  Mystery  -  29 May 1963 (USA)
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Messenger asks a friend to check into a list of names before leaving on a trip. When his plane is blown out of the sky, the matter becomes more serious. As his friend checks into the list, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Anthony Gethryn
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Lady Jocelyn Bruttenholm
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Marquis of Gleneyre
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Mrs. Karoudjian
Herbert Marshall ...
Sir Wilfrid Lucas
Jacques Roux ...
Raoul Le Borg
John Merivale ...
Adrian Messenger
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Max Karoudjian
Bernard Archard ...
Insp. Pike
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Derek Bruttenholm (as Walter Anthony Huston)
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Carstairs (as Roland Long)
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George Brougham / Vicar Atlee / Mr. Pythian / Arthur Henderson
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Storyline

Messenger asks a friend to check into a list of names before leaving on a trip. When his plane is blown out of the sky, the matter becomes more serious. As his friend checks into the list, each seems to have died in mysterious circumstances. As he goes down the list, the deaths become more recent and a race to find the remaining survivors and what put each of them on this list ensues. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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5 Great Stars Challenge You to Guess the Disguised Roles they Play! See more »

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Mystery

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29 May 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Totenliste  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Fourth of seven films that Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster made together. See more »

Goofs

When Derek rides Avatar for the first time, the horse has no reins or bridle, but when he returns, it has both. See more »

Quotes

Adrian Messenger: There's nary a conspiracy. And if I'm right about this, it's a far older sin than politics.
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Crazy Credits

The characters played by Burt Lancaster, Frank Sinatra and Tony Curtis in the film are never identified by name. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Immoral Mr. Phillips (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

A Wand'ring Minstrel, I
from the operetta "The Mikado"
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Played by the orchestra as Tony Curtis removes his makeup
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This is why you go to the movies.
26 February 2002 | by (Williamstown, NJ) – See all my reviews

Entertaining...that's what this film is - the reason you go to the movies in the first place.

If you like mysteries, this is among the best. The clever use of cameo appearances only makes it better.

It was so magnetic, I had to see it again almost immediately. The plot is second to none.


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