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Things start to go wrong for a group of criminals after they kidnap a young heiress and hold her for ransom at a beach house in France. Fighting among the co-conspirators boils over shortly after the ransom is picked up, leading to a violent end for most. Written by
Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>
Like two other European-made Universal films of the same period ("Secret Ceremony" and "Three Into Two Won't Go"), this film was subjected to severe alteration when it was shown on American TV a year or two after its cinema release. A great deal of violence was truncated or cut altogether, whilst footage showing Rita Moreno's character taking drugs was re-edited, with new shots inserted to suggest instead that she was a heavy drinker rather than a drug addict. To pad the film out to fit a prearranged TV time-slot, several scenes were added to show police identifying and then closing in on the criminal central characters. These scenes featured American actors playing French characters and were filmed in Hollywood months after the film's release by a different director and crew, with none of the original actors appearing. These new American actors made little effort to disguise their accents and thus contrasted badly with the French actors in the original film footage, just as the all-location shooting in France for the proper film contrasted with the obvious studio sets on which the new scenes were filmed. This unacknowledged altered version caused a storm of protest when it was shown, but it also turned up on British TV once. Happily, it now seems to have been withdrawn from circulation and the DVD of the film contains only the proper original footage. See more »
[He's been concealing a gun]
You know, some day, somebody is gonna invent a comfortable gun.
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The Night of the Following Day(1969) is the sordid tale of four professional criminals who kidnap an 18 year old rich girl(Pamela Franklin) and hold her for ransom at a beach home off the coast of France.Marlon Brando,(looking fit and sporting a blonde wig), Rita Moreno, Jess Hahn and Richard Boone are the kidnapers. This is not a pleasant movie and the original un-cut version has several unsettling scenes mostly involving the hulking, pyschopathic Boone, complete with full length coat and homburg. Brando is interesting as Bud, showing us at times why he is one of americas greatest actors. Boone is just plain frightening as Leer, a menacing whacko out for the double cross. Dont waste your time looking at any edited versions of this film, they will make no sense at all, but if can find the un-cut version, this movie will make your skin crawl
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