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24 Hours to Kill (1965)

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The crew of an airplane forced to spend 24 hours in Beirut get in trouble with a smuggling gang.

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The Crew: Jamie Faulkner
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The Crew: Norman Jones
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The Crew: Kurt Hoffner
Helga Sommerfeld ...
The Crew: Louise Braganza (as Helga Somerfeld)
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The Crew: Franzi Bertram
Helga Lehner ...
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Walter Slezak ...
The Firm: Malouf
Hans Clarin ...
The Firm: Elias
Shakib Khouri ...
The Firm: Andronicus
Issam Chenawi ...
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Giancarlo Bastianoni ...
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The Firm: Claudine (as Marie Rohm)
Ella Masden ...
The Firm: Malouf's Driver
Rachid Alami ...
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A plane bound for Athens is forced to spend 24 hours in Beirut after an engine failure. A member of the crew gets mixed up in transporting stolen goods, which brings him to the attention of a ruthless smuggler. It falls to the pilot to protect his friend from the criminal and his gang. Written by movies4men

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Lacks much drama
29 January 2014 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

"Twenty four hours to kill" is set in 1965 Beirut at a time when that city perhaps deserved its soubriquet 'The Playground of the Middle East'. Needless to say, today's Beirut has a quite a different international reputation. It is interesting to see the Beirut of nearly 50 years ago in this movie when the French influence on the city was still evident. Other than that, there is little in this film that will hold the interest of the viewer. Lex Barker is somewhat impressive in the lead role and delivers his lines well, but Mickey Rooney adds nothing to this film. Austria-born Walter Slezak plays the villain, but it is not clear whether he is a Fez-cap wearing Turk living in Beirut, or an Arab who was bestowed with a Fez cap by the film's director who thought that every Arab wore one. Of course, in the 1960s, westerners thought Turks and Arabs to be equally exotic and interchangeable. Despite its Middle Eastern setting, local Lebanese are not much in evidence, in this flick. Instead, we have transplanted Westerners dealing with Walter's Slezak's Malouf. Yet, that is not enough to hold the viewer's interest.


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