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A Man Could Get Killed (1966)

Unrated | | Comedy, Thriller | 4 April 1966 (Sweden)
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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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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Comedy | Thriller

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D is for Diamonds  »

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2.35 : 1
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Bert Kaempfert's soundtrack for this movie features the first appearance of his most famous composition, "Strangers in the Night," here still without lyrics but clearly recognizable. The accompanying soundtrack album listed it under the title "Beddy Bye". See more »

Goofs

In the hotel, the card at the door asks "do not disturb" in Portuguese, but it is written wrong: "Não Encomodar" (with an E). The right spelling is "Incomodar" (with an I). See more »

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Strangers in the Night
Written by Bert Kaempfert, Charles Singleton and Eddie Snyder
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Sixties diamond Caper!
25 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

Just wanted to let anyone who might stumble upon this movie to know that it's certainly worth your time viewing. Melina Mercouri is great as the widow of a shadowy underworld figure who entangles James Garner in her search for missing booty. The booty being a small fortune in loose diamonds. The movie has lots of sixties style going for it and is set in beautiful Mediterranean locales. With a great supporting cast of sixties superstars like Sandra Dee and Tony Franciosa the movie entertains with tons of tounge in cheek, cloak and dagger sexy verve. It's a fun in the sun movie with all the stars putting in great performances. One final note, as the credits roll at the end of the movie, Frank Sinatra's rendition of Strangers in the Night provides a fitting and satisfying end.


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