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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 ...
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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
Peter Illing ...
Zarik
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Virgilio Teixeira ...
Inspector Rodrigues
Isabel Dean ...
Miss Bannister
Daniele Vargas ...
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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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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 »

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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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Strangers in the Night
Written by Bert Kaempfert, Charles Singleton and Eddie Snyder
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Great Film!
17 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film several times, and really thought it was great. James Garner put in a superb performance as did Melina Mercouri. In fact, the chemistry between all of the performers seemed natural and lent to making a hilariously preposterous plot all the more believable.

Try as I might, I can't understand why it was never released on VHS or DVD. I thought the film to be very entertaining. It must have been popular, based on the number of times it was later shown on TV. It seemed too, to be an excellent showcase for James Garner's talents as an actor.

If you get a chance to see the film, please don't hesitate. It was not only very entertaining, but it is a fine representation of the movies of the day - original, intelligent, romantic and funny all at once. It had a quality about it that is sadly lacking in films today.


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