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The List of Adrian Messenger (1963)

Not Rated | | Mystery | 29 May 1963 (USA)
A former intelligence officer is tasked by the heir to the Gleneyre estate to investigate the unusual deaths of a disparate group of eleven men on a list.

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Cameo (as organ grinder)
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Cameo ((as animal rights protester)
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Cameo (as Slattery)
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Gypsy
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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
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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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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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Die Totenliste  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of Clive Brook. See more »

Goofs

Gwendolynne La Doll's address is shown on the manuscript as being on Fulham Road, London S.W.8., and later dialogue describing the location as "the Fulham Road" makes it clear that this means the main street of that name. But this runs from Fulham to Brompton, whereas the SW8 postal district lies across the Thames in districts such as Battersea and Wandsworth. See more »

Quotes

Raoul Le Borg: Your husband will not be alarmed that you are not at home?
Lady Jocelyn Bruttenholm: My husband's dead. He was killed in Korea with the Glouchesters.
Raoul Le Borg: And you are a widow all this time?
Lady Jocelyn Bruttenholm: Yes.
Raoul Le Borg: Apalling!
Lady Jocelyn Bruttenholm: I beg your pardon!
Raoul Le Borg: I am a Frenchman, Madame. I abhor waste.
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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 John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Nocturne In E-Flat Op. 9 No. 2
Music by Frédéric Chopin
Played on two pianos by Dana Wynter and Kirk Douglas
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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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