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Bang! Bang! You're Dead! (1966)
"Our Man in Marrakesh" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  August 1966 (USA)
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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?

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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
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Achmed (as Gregoire Aslan)
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George C. Lillywhite
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Jonquil
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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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The Marrakesh locations are real, as the picture was actually shot in Marrakesh, Morocco. 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 »

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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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A reasonable facsimile of Alfred Hitchcock and Cary Grant
15 January 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

BANG BANG YOU'RE DEAD aka Our Man In Marrakesh seems a low budget homage to the talents of director Alfred Hitchcock and actor Cary Grant. Imagine, if you will, a blending of THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH and NORTH BY NORTHWEST, and you might have BANG BANG.

Tony Randall is very appealing as the much harried, put upon innocent who is caught up in a series of misadventures (his character Jessel actually says something like "We're suspected of being murderers, and we're being chased by murderers"). Randall is certainly not someone you would cast as the romantic lead, but you can readily accept that he and Senta Berger will become lovers.

Ms Berger's characters is very fond and adept at telling lies, and shaping the truth as she sees fit. She does it well, and is charming, and everyone likes her, not least the wily Arab truck driver Achmed (Gregoire Aslan), who twice saves the couple.

I had mistaken Margaret Lee for another Italian starlet but apparently she was born in Wolverhampton, England in 1943. She plays the sex kitten very well, and again, has some good lines.

The script is actually very good, the dialogue especially, with more memorable lines than I expected. The line-up of character actors is also fine, though Klaus Kinski's thug is nowhere as effective as the one he displayed in GRAND SLAM.

Locations are well chosen, the action good for its day, and the music by Malcolm Lockyer (someone who doesn't seem to have worked much in film) catches the flavour of Marrakesh, Morocco.

All in all, highly recommended (If you can find it!)


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