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Assault on a Queen (1966)

Unrated | | Adventure, Crime, Thriller | 15 June 1966 (USA)
A motley crew of treasure hunters plan to rob the cruise-liner RMS Queen Mary, using a recovered WW2 German submarine.

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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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Ahoy for the heist of all time! See more »


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15 June 1966 (USA)  »

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Asalto al Queen Mary  »

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Trivia

Ken Hughes was first signed to direct. 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 »

Quotes

Linc Langley: Bring teacher nice shiny watermelon!
[all laugh]
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Operation Double 007 (1993) See more »

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Sinatra sea caper springs a leak
3 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Were they really serious when they tried to make a watchable, entertaining heist caper that otherwise resulted in Assault On A Queen? I couldn't help but wonder the deeper back story to this production.

This has the look and feel of what might have been intended to be a reuniting of the famous Rat Pack clan that Dino, Sammy and Joey wisely decided to pass on (we know Peter Lawford wouldn't have been asked with The Chairman at the helm). If that was indeed the case, Frank had to muddle on with a cast of substitutes, all playing below their game to live down to his expectations.

The climax scenes are so laughably inept, with terribly executed effects...and dialog, that period audiences must have squirmed in their seats. There are far better fish in this sea to catch. Throw Assault On A Queen back.


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