Cat burglar Henry Clarke and his accomplices, the Moreaus, attempt to steal diamonds from the château of millionaire Salinas. However, Henry's partners in crime aren't the most emotionally stable people.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Henry Stuart Clarke
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Fé Moreau
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Richard Moreau
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Girl
David Buck ...
Salinas
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Fillmore
Carlos Pierre ...
Antonio
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Dr. Delgado
Renata Tarragó ...
Guitar Soloist (as Renata Tarrago)
Emilio Rodríguez ...
Police Captain
Carmen Dene ...
Masseuse
Geraldine Sherman ...
Delgado's Receptionist
Reg Howell ...
Spanish Chauffeur
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Symphony Orchestra Conductor
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Armed Guard
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Cat burglar Henry Clarke and his accomplices, the Moreaus, attempt to steal diamonds from the château of millionaire Salinas. However, Henry's partners in crime aren't the most emotionally stable people.

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Michael Caine Stood on a Wall...Michael Caine Had a Deadfall! See more »

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Crime | Drama

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John Barry: The film's music composer and regular collaborator of director Bryan Forbes as an orchestra conductor. See more »

Quotes

Henry Stuart Clarke: I don't want to perpetuate myself.
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Connections

Referenced in Naked Angels (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Romance For Guitar And Orchestra
Composed by John Barry
Guitar Solo by Renata Tarragó
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decent thriller
18 April 2008 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Henry Stuart Clarke (Michael Caine) is a cat burglar who has his work down to a fine art. While under cover in a retreat for recovering alcoholics, he is approached by an alluring woman Fé Moreau who has a proposition for him, he's suspicious but agrees to meet her aging husband, Richard,(Eric Portman)himself a professional burglar who is now struggling to pull off the big jobs due to his age. Together they agree to pull off a seemingly impossible heist. Derided on its initial release, Forbes' film is nonetheless an interesting if slow film, especially if you like films of its ilk, its also beautifully filmed and makes wonderful use of the stunning Spanish setting, it also has a memorable score by the great John


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