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Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round (1966)

A paroled conman co-ordinates the robbery of an L. A. Airport bank with the arrival of the Soviet premier.

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Eli Kotch
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Inger Knudson
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Eddie Hart
Nina Wayne ...
Frieda Schmid
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Milo Stewart
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Margaret Kirby
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Alfred Morgan
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Dr. Marion Hague (as Marian Moses)
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Paul Feng
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Miles Fisher
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Jack Balter
Phillip Pine ...
George Logan (as Phillip E. Pine)
Simon Scott ...
William Anderson
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General Mailenkoff
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Captain William Yates

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Involved crime drama about an intricate plan to rob an airport bank. Watch for the surprise ending and look quickly for a barely-recognizable Harrison Ford in his film debut, playing a bellhop. Written by Brett England

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airport | robbery | bank | heist | prison | See All (64) »

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The slickest swingin'est con man who ever took the world for a ride!

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Crime | Comedy | Drama

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25 December 1966 (Brazil)  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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The name tag on Harrison Ford's bellhop jacket reads "Thornton Wild" See more »

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Frieda Schmid: I'm always on time; it's one of my failings.
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Great Title, But Unmemorable Film
13 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This crime movie was only "fair," not worth owning if you are a collector, but worth checking out if you are a James Coburn fan. The title is a lot better than the story.

This is another of those mid-60s films that was Hollywood-in-transition, meaning it was just a year or so away from abolishing any moral codes. Here, we see casual sex accepted as okay and the bank robbers portrayed as the good guys, even though they are anything but good.

The female lead, Camilla Sparv, was a strange-looking lady who never really made it as a star. One can see why. It's also interesting to hear the language of the period with the police being called "the fuzz," etc.

James Coburn is fun to watch, but the rest of the cast is unmemorable, except that it marked the film debut of Harrison Ford, who plays a messenger boy in one quick scene. Other than that, the film provides few noteworthy memories which is probably one reason why there are so few reviews of this here.


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