A master conman leads a pair of British accomplices on an international adventure of highly profitable dirty tricks.



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A master conman leads a pair of British accomplices on an international adventure of highly profitable dirty tricks.

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23 October 1968 (USA)  »

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...solo quando rido  »

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Jerome Epstein worked as a producer during preproduction but left the project over disagreements. See more »

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Glossy Tongue-in-Cheek Comedy with Catchy Theme Tune
25 January 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a glossy tongue-in-cheek tale of two conmen and their girlfriend accomplice constantly trying to keep one step a head of the game with mixed success.

A love-triangle develops as the young protege tries to take over from his old mentor and to steal his girlfriend to boot. Needless to say, their feuding only complicates things and leads to a good twist at the end.

The good-natured direction is upbeat and enthusiastic, the acting is accomplished right down to the supporting cast and the theme tune by Ron Grainer is catchy and interspersed by pleasant incidental scores. This movie is well worth viewing should you be lucky enough to find it on tv one afternoon.

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