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Assignment to Kill (1968)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  December 1968 (USA)
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A private eye is hired by an insurance company to investigate a shipping magnate suspected of deliberately sinking his own ships for the insurance money. He finds himself involved in a web of deception, double-crossing and murder.

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Richard Cutting
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Dominique Laurant
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Curt Valayan
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Matt Wilson
Eric Portman ...
Notary
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Walter Green
Oskar Homolka ...
Inspector Ruff
Leon Greene ...
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Kent Smith ...
Mr. Eversley
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Bohlen
Fifi D'Orsay ...
Mrs. Hennie
Éva Szörényi ...
Landlady (as Eva Soreny)
Cynthia Baxter ...
Felice Valayan
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A private eye is hired by an insurance company to investigate a shipping magnate suspected of deliberately sinking his own ships for the insurance money. He finds himself involved in a web of deception, double-crossing and murder.

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Det gælder 15 millioner dollars  »

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This American film seems to have been released in Europe far earlier than in the US. In Great Britain, it was released in the Spring of 1968, and was shown as the lower half of a double-bill with "Reflections In A Golden Eye". However, it was savagely cut to a length of only 73 minutes. See more »

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Bohlen: Our investigators don't carry guns. Do you carry a gun?
Richard Cutting: Uh-huh.
Bohlen: May I see it?
Richard Cutting: No.
Bohlen: Why not?
Richard Cutting: I wouldn't be carrying it. You would.
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Over-Looked Gem
27 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Saw this 1968 Spy-Thriller with my dad in 1968 at the old Boulevard Theater on Biscayne Blvd. in Miami, Florida. One of Patrick O'Neal's better films. Made during the era of such cold war classic's as Ipcress File, Funeral in Berlin, The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, and Kremlin Letter; for some unexplained reason however, this film never really caught on. It moved at a fast pace, was well acted and well scripted, had adventure, action, romance, humor, and a stunning surprise. Patrick O'Neal did his best work in the late 1960s with Kremlin Letter, Chamber of Horrors, Castle Keep, and Assignment to Kill. Joan Hacket was a shinning light. This rates as her second best on screen performance behind the group. Her death at 49 from cancer was a shock to her fans. Yet, she and Patrick O'Neal are forever caught in time; in their prime, in Assignment to Kill. Can't wait for the DVD to come out one day.


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