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24 Hours to Kill (1965)

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
Michael Medwin ...
The Crew: Tommy Gaskell
Wolfgang Lukschy ...
The Crew: Kurt Hoffner
Helga Sommerfeld ...
The Crew: Louise Braganza (as Helga Somerfeld)
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The Crew: Françoise Bertram
Helga Lehner ...
The Crew: Marianne
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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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September 1965 (UK)  »

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Twenty-Four Hours to Kill  »

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Pretty bad, and all for nought...
19 September 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The reason to watch this film is for the exotic location as it was back then in the 1960s - hip, jet-set Beirut that benefited from an influx of wealth at the time. There is no sympathy for the major character who is it trouble. Hardly spoiling anything to say that you know from the outset that things aren't as he says - there's little suspense and also little sympathy. Actually Rooney is excellent at playing an annoying little creep - it was apparently his true character.

Great shots, interesting for the cars, the geography, but terrible acting largely and plastic characters.

Don't get me wrong - I'd still watch it, but don't expect much more.


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