Assault on a Queen (1966)

Unrated  |   |  Adventure, Crime, Thriller  |  15 June 1966 (USA)
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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
Murray Matheson ...
John Warburton ...
Bank Manager
Lester Matthews ...
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 <>

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15 June 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Asalto al Queen Mary  »

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Did You Know?


In its entry for this 1966 movie, the 2003 edition of Leonard Maltin's 'Movie and Video Guide' repeats a popular American terminological inexactitude by referring to the ocean liner as "HMS Queen Mary", thus implying that it was a warship at the time of the events depicted in the movie. The truth is that its designation has always been "RMS", traditionally meaning "Royal Mail Steamer" but nowadays sometimes taken to mean "Royal Mail Ship". 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 »


Mark Brittain: Do you always look this good in the morning?
Rosa Lucchesi: You will have time to compare; there will be thousands of mornings.
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Assault on a queue, really
17 September 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This 'start studded' seawater heist is a clapped together Paramount pantomime with terrible studio scenes apparently pretending to be inside a submarine and some deck bound extra shots on the real Queen Mary. the last 40 minutes of the film are just stupefying with the sort of Navy surplus store fittings not seen on screen since THE QUEEN OF OUTER SPACE tried to fool us with hardware store bunks and pipes. Frank Sinatra gives his usual one note acting performance, and the hilarious scenes where their toy submarine apparently gets stuck under the Queen Mary allows the sedated viewer to see the bottom of the swimming pool in which they are filmed. One scene at the end where the Coast Guard ship is supposed to ram the submarine is, incredulously, filmed in the studio using a screen of the ship bow, a bucket of water flung across the set and then the cardboard conning tower is pushed over. Virna Lisi is hilarious as she totters about the submarine, gasping and hold in on for dear life. If you had paid for a ticket to this in any year you'd want a refund or a good look at Ms Lisi's treasure chest at least.

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