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Writer:
Bernard Girard (written by)
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Release Date:
25 December 1966 (Brazil) See more »
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The slickest swingin'est con man who ever took the world for a ride!
Plot:
A paroled conman co-ordinates the robbery of an L. A. Airport bank with the arrival of the Russians Premier. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Golden Globe. See more »
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Great Title, But Unmemorable Film See more (20 total) »

Cast

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James Coburn ... Eli Kotch

Camilla Sparv ... Inger Knudson

Aldo Ray ... Eddie Hart
Nina Wayne ... Frieda Schmid

Robert Webber ... Milo Stewart

Rose Marie ... Margaret Kirby
Todd Armstrong ... Alfred Morgan

Marian McCargo ... Dr. Marion Hague (as Marian Moses)

Michael Strong ... Paul Feng
Severn Darden ... Miles Fisher
James Westerfield ... Jack Balter
Phillip Pine ... George Logan (as Phillip E. Pine)
Simon Scott ... William Anderson
Ben Astar ... General Mailenkoff
Michael St. Angel ... Captain William Yates
Larry D. Mann ... Officer Howard (as Lawrence Mann)
Alex Rodine ... Translator
Al Nalbandian ... Willie Manus (as Albert Nalbandian)
Tyler McVey ... Lyman Mann
Roy Glenn ... Sergeant Elmer K. Coxe
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wolfe Barzell ... Red Thompson (uncredited)
Paul Birch ... Bill Simpson (uncredited)
Pepe Callahan ... Aztec Airlines Dispatcher (uncredited)
Joey Faye ... Joe (uncredited)
Abel Fernandez ... Aztec Airlines Attendant (uncredited)

Harrison Ford ... Bellhop Pager (uncredited)
Bobby Gilbert ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Stephanie Hill ... Janice Brown (uncredited)
Harry Holcombe ... Warden (uncredited)
Rex Holman ... First Inmate Being Counselled (uncredited)
Tanya Lemani ... Belly Dancer (uncredited)

Steve London ... Airline Clerk (uncredited)
Joseph Mell ... Undertaker (uncredited)
William Phipps ... Kleiner (uncredited)
Mike Ragan ... Cop at Airport (uncredited)
Sabrina Scharf ... Girl in Bed with Eli (uncredited)
Justin Smith ... Mr. Robin (uncredited)

Vic Tayback ... Denver Police Detective Merchant (uncredited)
Lorna Thayer ... Passenger on Mexico Flight (uncredited)
Vincent Van Lynn ... Detective (uncredited)
Mary Young ... Mrs. Galbrace (uncredited)
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Directed by
Bernard Girard 
 
Writing credits
Bernard Girard (written by)

Produced by
Carter DeHaven .... producer
 
Original Music by
Stu Phillips 
 
Cinematography by
Lionel Lindon (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
William A. Lyon  (as William Lyon)
 
Art Direction by
Walter M. Simonds 
 
Set Decoration by
Frank Tuttle 
 
Makeup Department
Virginia Jones .... hair stylist
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Mike Frankovich Jr. .... unit production manager (as M. Frankovich Jr.)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Kissell .... assistant director (as William Kissel)
 
Sound Department
Charles J. Rice .... sound supervisor
J.S. Westmoreland .... sound (as Josh Westmoreland)
 
Editorial Department
Ralph James Hall .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (uncredited)
 
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USA:104 min
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Color (Pathécolor)
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Pre-release/working title was "Eli Kotch."See more »
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Frieda Schmid:You have to admit that since we disagree on everything, we have a lot in common.See more »

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26 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
Great Title, But Unmemorable Film, 13 December 2005
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

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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