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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Roland Culver ...
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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Ship's Captain
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Inspector Rodrigues
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Miss Bannister
Daniele Vargas ...
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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Comedy | Thriller

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25 March 1966 (USA)  »

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D is for Diamonds  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The original title of this film was, "Welcome, Mr. Beddoes" 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 »

Soundtracks

Strangers in the Night
Written by Bert Kaempfert, Charles Singleton and Eddie Snyder
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Fantastic Movie
9 June 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This really is one of those incredibly exciting caper movies of the 60's and it really is sad that it is not on DVD. Melina Mercouri, a total woman in every sense, exuded sex appeal and charm in a way that few others ever have. All the cast were great and how many know that this is the movie where Strangers in the Night was first heard, a big hit for Frank Sinatra. The European locations were wonderfully atmospheric, and also James Garner in the lead role, so perfectly cast .Sandra Dee and Anthony Franciosa, now both departed added to the confusion and fun of this absolutely delightful movie. The pace never lets up, and whilst James Garner is still with us , would be great to hear his views on working with the other cast members. Lets get this out on DVD!!!


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