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Nobody Runs Forever
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Jon Cleary (based on the novel "The High Commissioner" by)
Wilfred Greatorex (screenplay)
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Release Date:
19 September 1968 (Denmark) See more »
In A Moment He Could Be Dead! - and the only man who could save him was going to arrest him for murder!
Rod Taylor plays a policeman sent to return a sensitive case; An Australian citizen, currently acting... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Quite enjoyable, though nothing brilliant See more (8 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Rod Taylor ... Scobie Malone

Christopher Plummer ... Sir James Quentin

Lilli Palmer ... Sheila Quentin

Camilla Sparv ... Lisa Pretorius

Daliah Lavi ... Maria Cholon

Clive Revill ... Joseph
Lee Montague ... Donzil

Calvin Lockhart ... Jamaica

Derren Nesbitt ... Pallain
Edric Connor ... Julius

Burt Kwouk ... Pham Chimh
Russell Napier ... Leeds
Ken Wayne ... Ferguson
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ... Jacko

Franchot Tone ... Ambassador Townsend
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vincent Ball ... Australian policeman (uncredited)
Keith Bonnard ... Cameraman (uncredited)
Peter Clay ... Assailant in Jeans (uncredited)
Gerry Crampton ... Rifleman (uncredited)
Shaun Curry ... Reporter (uncredited)
Harry Fielder ... Car Driver (uncredited)
Paul Grist ... Coburn (uncredited)
Roy Lansford ... Tennis Spectator (uncredited)

Leo McKern ... Flannery (uncredited)
Lionel Murton ... Reporter on Steps (uncredited)
James Payne ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Dido Plumb ... Arab Dignitary (uncredited)
Terence Plummer ... Assailant in Black (uncredited)
Tony Selby ... Cameraman (uncredited)
Gerald Sim ... Airport Official (uncredited)

Directed by
Ralph Thomas 
Writing credits
Jon Cleary (based on the novel "The High Commissioner" by)

Wilfred Greatorex (screenplay)

Produced by
Betty E. Box .... producer
Selig J. Seligman .... executive producer
James H. Ware .... associate producer
Original Music by
Georges Delerue (music composed and directed by)
Cinematography by
Ernest Steward 
Film Editing by
Ernest Hosler 
Production Design by
Tony Woollard  (as Anthony Woollard)
Makeup Department
Stella Hyers .... hair stylist
W.T. Partleton .... makeup artist
Geoffrey Rodway .... makeup artist
Production Management
Donald Toms .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Simon Relph .... assistant director
Nicolas Hippisley-Coxe .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Peter Young .... set dresser
Sound Department
Gordon K. McCallum .... sound recordist
Dudley Messenger .... sound recordist
Don Sharpe .... sound editor
Otto Snel .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
James Bawden .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yvonne Caffin .... costume coordinator
Music Department
Georges Delerue .... conductor
Other crew
Sidney Beckerman .... production associate
Gladys Goldsmith .... continuity
Gabriel Katzka .... production associate
James Payne .... stand- in for derren nesbitt (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The High Commissioner" - USA (alternative title)
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USA:101 min (DVD)
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:14 (original rating) (1969) | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating)

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One of two pictures that actors Christopher Plummer and Lilli Palmer starred in that were released in 1968. The other film was Oedipus the King (1968) where they played Oedipus and Jocasta respectively.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rod Taylor: Return to Oz (2005) (V)See more »


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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Quite enjoyable, though nothing brilliant, 10 September 2001
Author: bamptonj from Melbourne

One can't help but think that at some times the story is a little stretched. A high percentage of Taylor's dialogue is un-needed, which isn't to say he doesn't perform well.

Taylor plays an outback police-sergeant sent by the Premier of New South Wales to place an indictment on the Australian Ambassador in London and bring him safely to custody. However, his arrival in London coincides the same time as the ambassador (chris plummer) seems to be making a breakthrough in middle-eastern diplomacy. Taylor is persuaded by Plummber to wait until the summit is completely before talking him back. However, predictably there are certain foreign powers at play who would not want to see the summit reach any peaceful negotiations. And so the ambassadors life is at risk. Of course, Taylor is there to make sure that he is brough safely back to Australia - to stand trial and face the allegations which even he begins to find a bit suspect.

Yeah, rent it watch it on tv. It's enjoyable. Nothing brilliant. The end is particularly reminiscent of Sabotage, when you think of it.

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