Duffy is a cunning aristocrat of criminals who is hired by Stefane, a young playboy, to hijack a boat carrying several million dollars of his father's fortune. The plot succeeds, with a ... See full summary »
Duffy is a cunning aristocrat of criminals who is hired by Stefane, a young playboy, to hijack a boat carrying several million dollars of his father's fortune. The plot succeeds, with a little help from Segolene, Stefane's girlfriend - but also with an unexpected, sudden turn of events. Written by
Duffy is based upon the true to life character, Albee Baker. The story actually happened in the mid Fifties and was recounted by Albee to the writer, Pierre de la Salle who came to know Baker in 1956 while living in New York. See more »
This was a very hip, very funny movie. The plot zig-zags around in completely unexpected turns, and the dialog is full of off-beat humor that you really have to pay attention to get.
The photography is gorgeous as are the locales. It recreates the breezy easy-going style of the Sixties and the overall effect is like having a vacation on the Mediterranean.
Susannah York never looked better. James Mason is laying down his elder statesman's foundation. James Coburn and James Fox are forsaking pretenses of movie idol-hood and are really acting. The under-rated John Alderton shines.
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