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
David Buck ...
Salinas
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Fillmore
Geraldine Sherman ...
Delgado's Receptionist
Carlos Pierre ...
Antonio
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Dr. Delgado
Renata Tarragó ...
Guitar Soloist (as Renata Tarrago)
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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Both Freddie Jones and Maxine Audley were attached to this project at one stage See more »

Quotes

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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My Love Has Two Faces
Composed by John Barry
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Moody jewel-heist thriller

Michael Caine plays a typically taciturn cat-burglar hooking up with a shady couple to pull off some posh country-house robberies in this atmospheric thriller set amongst Europe's aristocrats. Some nice scenery and a few tense robbery scenes fill in between a complex relationship story at the centre of things, as Caine has an affair with his gay employer/partner's wife. Interesting, a bit weird but not enough for cult interest, no classic but a good little movie.


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