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A surprisingly enjoyable TV movie turned second feature
Reuniting both the star and many behind the cameras alumni from The Avengers (producer Julian Wintle, director Sidney Hayers, writer Philip Levene, composer Laurie Johnson, cinematographer Alan Hume among them), Mister Jerico is a highly enjoyable conman caper that's more entertaining than many a big budget heist movie. Patrick Macnee, wearing the kind of horrendous 'now' late 60s outfits that Steed would never be caught dead in, is the conman of the title out to take Herbert Lom's shady millionaire for half a million by selling him his own diamond by passing it off as its legendary lost twin only every time he steals the 'real' diamond, it turns out to be a fake. Cue plenty of neat twists and turns and a romantic rivalry when a mysterious Frenchwoman turns up also claiming to have the diamond, with Levene and David T. Chantler's story keeping things moving along with a smile on your face even if one of the big twists is a little too easy to foresee. Made as a US TV movie but playing in the UK as the supporting feature to Carry On Up the Jungle on its theatrical release, it's well suited to the second half of a double-bill perhaps not enough star power to pass muster as the main feature, but a surprisingly delightful added bonus.
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