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The File of the Golden Goose (1969)

PG-13 | | Crime, Thriller, Drama | June 1969 (UK)
Policemen Novak & Thompson go undercover to infiltrate a gang of counterfeiters.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Peter Novak
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The Owl
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Arthur Thompson
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Supt. Sloane
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Angela Richmond
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Smythe
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George Leeds
Anthony Jacobs ...
Firenos
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Reynolds
Hugh McDermott ...
Ray Moss
Hilary Heath ...
Ann Marlowe (as Hilary Dwyer)
Ken Jones ...
Stroud
Karel Stepanek ...
Mueller
Bernard Archard ...
Collins
Geoffrey Reed ...
Martin
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Storyline

Policemen Novak & Thompson go undercover to infiltrate a gang of counterfeiters. Standard cross and double-cross crime story with plenty of London location work. Written by Allen Dace <a.w.dace@maff.gov.uk>

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The Golden Goose is a Dirty Bird!

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Crime | Thriller | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, nudity, violence, smoking and some drug material | See all certifications »
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June 1969 (UK)  »

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A internacional do crime  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The last film of Denis Shaw. See more »

Quotes

Peter Novak: I just hope that stiff upper lip of your's doesn't make you snore.
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Remake of T-Men (1947) See more »

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This one's a gone goose
16 July 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

With a souped up budget and foreign location this remake of the Anthony Mann noir classic T-Men should have been better. But The File Of The Golden Goose is rather disjointed plot wise and while in T-Men the documentary style narration is critical to the film, here it is used gloss over some glaring holes in the story. That's possibly due to poor editing.

Yul Brynner looks like he did this one for a free trip to London where he plays a Secret Service man who is teamed with a Scotland Yard inspector played by Edward Woodward and both are trying to infiltrate a gang of counterfeiters. Brynner has a special reason to get them, they killed his girlfriend Hilary Heath with a bullet meant for him.

One of the things that really got me was the very beginning we are shown three murders in different countries including Heath's told that the gang is responsible for them and then never told why these people had to be killed.

Brynner slept walked through this one and that attitude won't keep the audience's attention.


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