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Duffy (1968)

M/PG | | Comedy, Crime | 28 October 1968 (Sweden)
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 »



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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 alfiehitchie

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Release Date:

28 October 1968 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Duffy, el único  »

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Duffy is based upon the real-life character Albee Baker. The story actually happened in the mid-'50s 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 »


After Duffy takes the kids to his place, he strolls out onto his balcony taking a hit on a joint. However, there is no smoke and it's clearly unlit. See more »


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I'm Satisfied
by Cynthia Weil, Barry Mann and Ernie Freeman
Sung by Lou Rawls
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Witty, fun, caper movie that was a victim of the times.
20 September 2009 | by See all my reviews

When "Duffy" was released, I was working in one of my father's theatres as the projectionist. As a projectionist I saw a lot of movies...over and over again. I can tell you that when you screen the same movie six to eight times a day for two, three, four weeks or more, most films soon lose their lustre. Not so with "Duffy". Of course I was just a kid then, and the sixties "counter-culture" was my adolescent fantasy. James Coburn, already extremely cool from "The Magnificent Seven" and "The Great Escape" was riding a wave of popularity from the campy "Flint" movies, but "Duffy" was a very cool and fun movie that I never tired of watching. It never took off as a hit and I've often wondered why. It was just as effective as other caper movies of the era, such as "Topkapi" or "Gambit". I think the reason it never took off was because 1968 was an eventful, tumultuous year, and "straight" America was frowning hard upon hippies and counter-culture. Too bad. I think the owner of this film would be surprised and well rewarded by releasing it to DVD.

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