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Sebastian (1968)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 10 March 1969 (Sweden)
A British mathematician, working on code decryption, unexpectedly falls in love with another decrypter. This leads them to a complicated intrigue within the codebreakers.

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Sebastian
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Rebecca Howard
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Elsa Shahn
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Head of Intelligence
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Carol Fancy
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Toby
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Gen. Phillips
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Miss Elliott
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ann Beach ...
Pamela
James Belchamber ...
Man with Dog
Veronica Clifford ...
Ginny
Charles Farrell ...
Taxi Driver
Alan Freeman ...
TV Disc Jockey
Charles Lloyd Pack ...
Chess Player
Portland Mason ...
'UG' Girl
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A British mathematician, working on code decryption, unexpectedly falls in love with another decrypter. This leads them to a complicated intrigue within the codebreakers. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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No secret is secret from Sebastian and his 100 gorgeous codebreakers See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Approved | See all certifications »
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10 March 1969 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Mr. Sebastian  »

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(RCA Recording System)

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(Prints by Technicolor)| (Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Originally planned as a reunion between the writer (Leo Marks) and the director (Michael Powell) of Peeping Tom (1960), this was inspired by Marks's own wartime career as an ace code-breaker. However, the notoriety of "Peeping Tom" made it hard to get the project off the ground. Powell became connected with American producer Herbert Brodkin during the making of the TV series Espionage (1963), and hoped that Brodkin's interest would get "Sebastian" made; when it finally was, both he and Marks were replaced. Powell had to be content with a producing credit, whilst Marks was credited solely with the story. See more »

Quotes

Miss Elliott: [answering the phone] Abbey nine seven double three...
Rebecca Howard: Is there someone there called, Sebastian... oh... Sebastian someone?
Miss Elliott: Mister Sebastian...
Rebecca Howard: I met him in Oxford in the spring and he offered me a job
Miss Elliott: Hold on
Sebastian: [to Sebastian] A girl who says you offered her a job... in the spring
Sebastian: In the spring?
Miss Elliott: At Oxford
Sebastian: Ah! Licence number 66-0-F-Y-H
[he picks up the handset]
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in Endeavour: Canticle (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Here Comes The Night
Written by Jerry Goldsmith, Hal Shaper
Sung by Anita Harris
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The Jerry Goldsmith score
14 December 2007 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This is a good film to watch if you like British films from the era and especially ones with Dirk Bogarde. It's made with some style but the script is a problem. Though it starts out intriguingly, in the end this espionage film is rather much ado about nothing. The main point of interest in this rarely seen movie now is the equally rarely heard Jerry Goldsmith score, which I rather like. I believe it got an LP release back in 1968, but has never been issued on CD. Perhaps one of the reasons for that, as I've recently read, is that Goldsmith didn't have a good experience doing the score and never had much to say about it or simply didn't want to discuss it at all. Unfortunate, because the score, though minor Goldsmith, does have merit. I hope someday to read just what Goldsmith's problems were with it.


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