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The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Romance  |  19 June 1968 (USA)
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A debonair, adventuresome bank executive believes he has pulled off the perfect multi-million dollar heist, only to match wits with a sexy insurance investigator who will do anything to get her man.



(as Alan R. Trustman)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Burke ...
Biff McGuire ...
Addison Powell ...
Astrid Heeren ...
Sidney Armus ...
Booth Guard
Patrick Horgan ...
Carol Corbett ...
Miss Sullivan
Tom Rosqui ...
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Four men pull off a daring daytime robbery at a bank, dump the money in a trash can and go their separate ways. Thomas Crown, a successful, wealthy businessman pulls up in his Rolls and collects it. Vickie Anderson, an independent insurance investigator is called in to recover the huge haul. She begins to examine the people who knew enough about the bank to have pulled the robbery and discovers Crown. She begins a tight watch on his every move and begins seeing him socially. How does the planner of the perfect crime react to pressure? Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


He was young, handsome, a millionaire - and he'd just pulled off the perfect crime! She was young, beautiful, a super sleuth - sent to investigate it!


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Release Date:

19 June 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Crown Caper  »

Box Office


$4,300,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Sean Connery had been the original choice for the title role but declined, exhausted from filming You Only Live Twice (1967). He later regretted the decision. See more »


During the robbery several revolvers have silencers. A Silencer will not work on a revolver of that time (except for the M1895 Nagant revolver.) See more »


Vicki Anderson: What do you get for the man who has everything?
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The Windmills Of Your Mind
Sung by Noel Harrison
Lyrics by Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman
Music by Michel Legrand
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All around perfection
27 July 2001 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Amazing movie. I give movies a 10 when I can come up with no suggestion at all to make it better. The cinematography, editing, dialogue, acting, costumes, locations and most of all direction of this movie are perfect. A definite must see if you are a fan of James Bond or risk taking films such as The Graduate and Rosemary's Baby. After you watch it, make sure to watch the remake which simply pales in comparison. The two together are a perfect example of what we loose from the comtemporary Hollywood blockbuster formula.

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