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Assault on a Queen (1966)

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A group of adventurers refloat a WWII German submarine and prepare to use it to pull a very large heist; The Queen Mary which they plan to rob on the high seas.

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A group of adventurers refloat a WWII German submarine and prepare to use it to pull a very large heist; The Queen Mary which they plan to rob on the high seas. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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u boat | heist | german | submarine | torpedo | See more »

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They stick up the Queen Mary in mid Atlantic See more »


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15 June 1966 (USA)  »

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Asalto al Queen Mary  »

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The Coast Guard cutter featured in the film displays the prototype of the modern racing stripe now used on all cutters. It was designed by Raymond Loewy/William Snaith and the final version was adopted service-wide 6 April 1967. See more »

Goofs

When the submarine is beneath the Queen Mary and the liner starts her engines and propellers, a technician's hand is clearly visible shaking the stern of the U-Boat model back and forth in the prop wake. This may not be apparent on the pan/scan version, but is obvious on the new Blu-Ray hi-def transfer. See more »

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[Vic Rossiter mis-pronounces the word "lieutenant" while posing as an officer in the Royal Navy]
Captain: [puzzled, and then smiles] You're *Canadian*, aren't you?
Vic Rossiter: [pleased] Why, *yes*! I'm surprised you could still tell- I've been with the Royal Navy for almost 4 years, now.
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One of Frank's wonderful but almost forgotten movies
31 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I rated this movie as a 10, not so much because it was one of his best, but it's surely much better than some of his other much less popular movies that have transferred to DVD.

I am dumbfounded why this hasn't been re-released on DVD. Admittedly, its a little dated, lacking in many of the photographic tricks available in that time, but it is a good story, has a relatively good cast, and also has a fine score by Duke Ellington.

Over the years, I've written may times to the Sinatra family, and what I believe to be the copyright holders, but I've never received a reply (not that I expected to anyway). My fear that many popular films with A-List stars like this one, will be lost to obscurity.

In my opinion (for what its worth), there is a lot of dud movies being released on DVD these days, and it makes no sense why some of these lost gems are being bypassed.


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