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Bang! Bang! You're Dead! (1966)

Our Man in Marrakesh (original title)
One of six travellers who catch the bus from Casablanca airport to Marrakesh is carrying $2 million to pay a local operator to fix United Nations votes. But which one?

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Andrew Jessel
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Kyra Stanovy
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Mr. Casimir
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Arthur Fairbrother (as Wilfred Hyde White)
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El Caid
Grégoire Aslan ...
Achmed (as Gregoire Aslan)
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George C. Lillywhite
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Jonquil
Margaret Lee ...
Samia Voss
Emile Stemmler ...
Hotel Clerk (as Emil Stemmler)
Helen Sanguinetti ...
Madame Bouseny (as Helen Sanguineti)
Francisco Sánchez ...
Martinez (as Sanchez Francisco)
William Sanguinetti ...
Police Chief (as William Sanguineti)
Hassan Essakali ...
Motor Cycle Policeman
Keith Peacock ...
Philippe
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One of six travellers who catch the bus from Casablanca airport to Marrakesh is carrying $2 million to pay a local operator to fix United Nations votes. But which one? Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Trivia

The picture has been called an amalgam of Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest (1959) and The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956). See more »

Goofs

During the mountain-road chase scene, the outside right brake light on the blue '64 Chevy is burnt out as it rounds one curve...but is then burning brightly and in good repair when the car pulls up on the truck crash. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Unforgettable John Le Mesurier (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

The Eton Boating Song
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Lyrics by William Johnson and music by Algernon Drummond
Hummed by El Caid on his way to the prison rendezvous
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Exotic Harry Alan Towers effort with a good cast and bad script
25 February 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Quickie producer Harry Alan Towers had a set routine when making films in the 1960s: he'd assemble an all-star cast, whisk them off to an exotic (typically hot) location and proceed to film a sub-par story designed to make maximum use of the familiar faces he'd gathered together. Such films are invariably disappointing, although film fans will probably want to watch them for the casts alone.

OUR MAN IN MARRAKESH is a case in point, a quirky caper that mixes together three different genres. The first is a spy flick, with the rubber-face Tony Randall playing a man mixed up with scheming villains and beautiful femme fatales (Senta Berger). The second is a Hitchcock 'wrong man' thriller, with plenty of nods to the director's output a la THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH. Finally, Towers can't resist adding a little 'whodunit' aspect to make the most of his famous cast members, although technically this is more of a 'who is it' as identity plays a key part.

Inevitably the script is disappointing and the various action sequences are routine to say the least, but the cast members make this worthwhile. Herbert Lom is the villain and Klaus Kinski his creepy henchman; also along for the ride are an out-of-place Wilfrid Hyde-White, Terry-Thomas, and John Le Mesurier, their upper lips stiff and quivering with indignation. OUR MAN IN MARRAKESH isn't particularly bad - although the comedy has certainly dated - but in comparison to Bond or Hitch it just looks dumb.


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