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A Man Could Get Killed (1966)

At Lisbon airport, an American businessman is mistaken for a British secret-agent, by friend and foe alike, with hilarious consequences.

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William Beddoes
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Aurora / Celeste da Costa
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Amy Franklin
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Steve / Antonio
Robert Coote ...
Hatton / Jones
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Doctor Mathieson
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Florian
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Sir Huntley Frazier
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Mrs. Mathieson
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Politanu
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Zarik
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Ship's Captain
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Inspector Rodrigues
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Miss Bannister
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Osman
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Storyline

An American businessman who is mistaken by everybody for a super-secret British agent on the trail of smuggled diamonds. When supposedly his liaison at the British Embassy meets him at the Lisbon airport, the car intended for him is blown up. No matter how much he protests, all of which are accepted as cover for his actual mission, he is then transported into a world of scheming, dangerous, underworld characters. Written by MGerm

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but what a wonderful way to die!

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25 March 1966 (USA)  »

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D is for Diamonds  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The last feature film of Peter Illing. See more »

Goofs

In the airport, the taxi leaves as soon as Robert Coote and James Garner enter. But a few minutes later, Mr Coote says (in Portuguese) the destination, a long time after entering the cab. See more »

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But Not Today
Written by Bert Kaempfert, Buddy Scott and Jimmy Radcliffe
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I would love to see this movie out in DVD!
17 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Funny the things you remember as a kid. I saw this movie with my grandparents at a drive-in and never saw it again. But I clearly remember the plot and characters. It was funny, entertaining, and well worth seeing again. I've been checking everywhere for it on DVD and would like to be notified when it comes out on DVD. Movies like this don't come around often. With the invention of computer animation and high cost movie budgets there seems to be a lack of true screenplay and character building -- "A Man Could Get Killed" was simple, well acted and memorable -- what more could you ask for in a movie? I strongly recommend seeing it if you get the chance.


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