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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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Cast

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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
Margaret Johnston ...
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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Storyline

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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10 March 1969 (Sweden)  »

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Mr. Sebastian  »

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(RCA Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Powell was producer on this one and chased many actors to play the lead. The one he wanted most was Rex Harrison. To make Harrison envious and to persuade him to play the part, he also offered it to several other hot actors. He found Christopher Plummer in the South of France, Peter O'toole in Dublin, and Patrick Mcgoohan on an MGM soundstage and tried to sign them. Harrison kept dithering and in the end, after also considering Michael Caine, and at a cost of $75k - $150k, David Warner, the title role eventually went to Dirk Bogarde, who never saw himself right for the part! 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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Soundtracks

Out of My Mind
Performed by Max Baer & The Chicago Setback
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crisp cool spy thriller
2 July 2001 | by (North Charleston, South Carolina) – See all my reviews

Covers an area of espionage seldom seen in spy movies: cryptography and cryptoanalysis. The whole production is given a faint brush of the surreal and it works, especially with Dirk Bogarde's performance as the title character driven by obsessions (and often overwhelmed by them). That the film also manages to work on an occasional comedic level is an additional tribute to all concerned. Keep your eyes open for a pre-M*A*S*H appearance by Donald Sutherland.


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