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Deadfall (1968)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  11 September 1968 (USA)
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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Henry Stuart Clarke
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Fé Moreau
Eric Portman ...
Richard Moreau
David Buck ...
Salinas
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Fillmore
Geraldine Sherman ...
Delgado's Receptionist
Carlos Pierre ...
Antonio
Vladek Sheybal ...
Dr. Delgado
Renata Tarrago ...
Guitar Soloist
Nanette Newman ...
Girl
Emilio Rodríguez ...
Police Captain
Carmen Dene ...
Masseuse
Reg Howell ...
Spanish Chauffeur
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Symphony Orchestra Conductor
Santiago Rivero ...
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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11 September 1968 (USA)  »

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Angustia mortal  »

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Last film of Eric Portman. See more »

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Henry Stuart Clarke: I don't want to perpetuate myself.
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Referenced in Naked Angels (1969) See more »

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Good, but flawed attempt at a crime thriller with a very dark side.
27 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

This movie should be approached not as a crime thriller, but as deeply disturbing drama of the relationships between the main characters.

At the time the movie was released the subjects of homosexuality, incest, adultery and child abuse were completely taboo as far as movies were concerned. Deadfall addressed all of these with skill and delicacy, while encapsulating them in an intriguing but superficial crime caper.

The movie is complex and disturbing and deserves much greater acclaim than it has received. The performances of the main actors, especially Eric Portman, were finely drawn and involving. The main burglary sequence, set against specially composed music and performed on screen by John Barry and the musicians, remains an isolated and outstanding piece of film making that to my knowledge has never been attempted elsewhere.

That the movie remains unavailable on video or disc is a great shame and should be corrected.


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