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Release Date:
5 May 1966 (USA) See more »
Ultra mod, ultra mad, ultra mystery See more »
Story of international intrigue involving a university professor, an Arab prime minister, a ruthless businessman, a beautiful spy, and hieroglyphics. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Won BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 4 nominations See more »
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Good Film but a bit dated. See more (86 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gregory Peck ... Prof. David Pollock

Sophia Loren ... Yasmin Azir

Alan Badel ... Beshraavi

Kieron Moore ... Yussef Kasim

Carl Duering ... Hassan Jena
John Merivale ... Maj. Sylvester Pennington Sloane

Duncan Lamont ... Webster

George Coulouris ... Ragheeb
Ernest Clark ... Beauchamp
Harold Kasket ... Mohammed Lufti
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lewis Alexander ... Racegoer (uncredited)
Michael Bilton ... Camera Shop Owner (uncredited)
Ernest Blyth ... Man at Gatwick Airport (uncredited)

Windsor Davies ... Policeman in Car Crash (uncredited)
Jimmy Gardner ... Hemsley (uncredited)
Gordon Griffin ... Fanshaw (uncredited)
Victor Harrington ... Racegoer (uncredited)
Juba Kennerley ... Racegoer (uncredited)
Aileen Lewis ... Racegoer (uncredited)
Harry Locke ... Zoo Guard (uncredited)
Malya Nappi ... Ragheeb's Wife (uncredited)
James Payne ... Driving the Kidnap Lorry (uncredited)
Robert Rowland ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Julie Shaw ... Fanshaw's girlfriend (uncredited)
John Tatum ... Racegoer (uncredited)

Larry Taylor ... Beshraavi's Henchman (uncredited)

Directed by
Stanley Donen 
Writing credits
Julian Mitchell (screenplay) &
Stanley Price (screenplay) &
Peter Stone (screenplay) (as Pierre Marton)

Gordon Cotler (novel "The Cypher")

Produced by
Stanley Donen .... producer
Denis Holt .... associate producer
Original Music by
Henry Mancini 
Cinematography by
Christopher Challis 
Film Editing by
Frederick Wilson 
Art Direction by
Reece Pemberton 
Makeup Department
W.T. Partleton .... makeup artist
Production Management
David W. Orton .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Jordan .... second unit director (as John M. Jordan)
Eric Rattray .... assistant director
Stuart Black .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Terence A. Clegg .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Richard Hoult .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Bill Bennison .... draughtsman (uncredited)
David Bill .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Roy Dorman .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Sound Department
C. Le Mesurier .... sound mixer (as C. Le Messurier)
John W. Mitchell .... sound mixer
Don Sharpe .... dubbing editor
Ken Barker .... dubbing crew (uncredited)
Ron Butcher .... sound maintenance (uncredited)
Archie Ludski .... additional dubbing editor (uncredited)
Larry Thompson .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Wally Armitage .... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Jim Hole .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
Garth Inns .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Jimmy Ward .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Charles Staffell .... back projection (uncredited)
Vic Armstrong .... horse stunt double: Gregory Peck (uncredited)
Vic Armstrong .... stunts (uncredited)
Pam de Boulay .... stunt double: Sophia Loren (uncredited)
Peter Diamond .... stunt double: (uncredited)
Jimmy Lodge .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Jimmy Lodge .... stunt double: Gregory Peck (uncredited)
Jack Silk .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Alan Stuart .... stunt driver: Gregory Peck (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Austin Dempster .... camera operator
Colin Corby .... focus puller (uncredited)
Michael Garfath .... focus puller: second unit (uncredited)
Norman Gryspeerdt .... still photographer (uncredited)
Laurie Shane .... electrician (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Pepita Fairfax .... second assistant editor (uncredited)
Thom Noble .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Douglas Gamley .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Richard Nash .... musician: trombone soloist (uncredited)
John Scott .... musician: flute, saxophone (uncredited)
Other crew
Maurice Binder .... title designer: main title
Arthur Carroll .... production executive
Constance Willis .... continuity
Jean Hall .... production secretary (uncredited)
David Michael Kay .... aviation services (uncredited)
Doreen Landry .... publicity director (uncredited)
Maurice Landsberger .... production accountant (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Stanley Donen's Arabesque" - USA (complete title)
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105 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 (re-rating) | Netherlands:12 | Norway:15 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:12 (video rating) (2000) | USA:Unrated | West Germany:16 (nf) (original rating)

Did You Know?

Carl Duering is dubbed.See more »
Continuity: The chase scene through the London Zoo takes place at night. However the insert shots of various animals were clearly shot in broad daylight.See more »
Yasmin Azir:You've got to listen to me!
David Pollock:Boy, every time I try to listen to you someone either hits me over the head or tries to vaccinate me.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Récit de voyage (2005) (V)See more »
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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Good Film but a bit dated., 6 June 2003
Author: rspress from Northern California

This film is a bit dated (1966) but the plot twists and turns keep you watching. With Gregory Peck knocking off one liners and Sophia Loren for eye candy, this film is a good one to catch if you have never seen it before...The villains in the film are a bit over the top and a tad campy but this only adds to the charm of the film.

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