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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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Complete credited cast:
Mark Brittain
Rosa Lucchesi
Vic Rossiter
Tony Moreno
Alf Kjellin ...
Eric Lauffnauer
Errol John ...
Linc Langley
Bank Manager
Gilchrist Stuart ...
Officer #1
Officer #2
Leslie Bradley ...
Officer #3
Arthur Gould-Porter ...
Officer #4


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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15 June 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Asalto al Queen Mary  »

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Duke Ellington, the film's composer, had to leave scoring the film to go on tour, and Van Cleave and Frank Comstock were brought into not only orchestrate the film but finish the score and arrange the material. In the end, only five of Ellington's cues survived, with the rest being from the arrangers. Sadly, the master tapes to the score have been lost to time and the full extent of what Ellington recorded that was not in the film will never be heard. In June 2016 Dragon's Domain Records released the score as heard in the film, but from monaural music stems, since the aforementioned master tapes no longer exist. See more »


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 »


Rosa Lucchesi: If you're so difficult now, Mr. Brittain, how can we ever become friends?
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Operation Double 007 (1993) See more »

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Lots of suspense and Sinatra charm
28 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

This movie is the perfect entertainment for everyone who likes either ships, U-Boats and/or Frank Sinatra... Although the main story is nothing but a fantasy plot, the movie works out pretty well. Mainly because of Franky's outstanding performance and some interesting dialogue. Don't miss the 'crushing' climax...

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