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25 March 1970 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Charles Aznavour ... Marcel Campion

Alan Badel ... President Rojo

Candice Bergen ... Sue Ann Daley
Thommy Berggren ... Sergei Nikovitch

Delia Boccardo ... Caroline de Coyne

Ernest Borgnine ... Fat Cat

Rossano Brazzi ... Baron de Coyne

Olivia de Havilland ... Deborah Hadley (as Olivia De Havilland)

Bekim Fehmiu ... Dax Xenos

Anna Moffo ... Dania Leonardi

Fernando Rey ... Jaime Xenos

Leigh Taylor-Young ... Amparo Rojo

Yolande Donlan ... Mrs. Erickson

John Ireland ... Mr. James Hadley
Jorge Martínez de Hoyos ... El Condor (as Jorge Martinez De Hoyos)

Christian Roberts ... Robert

Angela Scoular ... Denisonde
Sydney Tafler ... Col. Gutierrez (as Sidney Tafler)

Yorgo Voyagis ... El Lobo

Milena Vukotic ... April Stavronis (as Milena Vucotic)

Loris Loddi ... Young Dax
Roberta Donatelli ... Young Amparo Rojo

Ferdy Mayne ... Sergei's Father
Peter Graves ... Trustee Banker

Jaclyn Smith ... Belinda - Journalist
Katharine Balfour ... Amparo's Mother (as Katherine Balfour)

Allan Cuthbertson ... Hugh
Michael Balfour ... Detective
Katia Christine ... Natalia (as Katia Christina)
Linda Towne ... Michelle
Joal Carlo ... Jose
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marcus Beck ... Philippe (uncredited)
Annick Blanchard ... (uncredited)
David Canon ... Hadley's Secretary (uncredited)
Christine Delit ... Brunette at Polo Game (uncredited)
Carl Eklund ... Young Sergei (uncredited)
Juan Estelrich ... Radio Announcer (uncredited)
John Frederick ... Mr. Erickson (uncredited)
Kiko Gonçalves ... General (uncredited)
Roberta Haynes ... Dax's Mother (uncredited)

Anthony Hickox ... Young Robert (uncredited)
Gisela Kopel ... Girl in River with Fat Cat (uncredited)
Katiuska Lanvin ... Marita (uncredited)
Vanessa Lee ... Trustee Banker's Wife (uncredited)
Randi Lind ... Blonde at Polo Game (uncredited)

Lois Maxwell ... Woman at Fashion Show (uncredited)

Zienia Merton ... Dax's Sister (uncredited)
Jose Luis Ospina ... Roberto (uncredited)
Helena Ronee ... Lexie (uncredited)
Nadia Scarpitta ... Giulia (uncredited)
Manuel Serrano ... Sergeant Involved in Rape (uncredited)
Rey Vásquez ... Manuelo (uncredited)

Directed by
Lewis Gilbert 
Writing credits
Michael Hastings (screenplay) and
Lewis Gilbert (screenplay)

Harold Robbins  novel

Produced by
Lewis Gilbert .... producer
Joseph E. Levine .... executive producer
Original Music by
Antonio Carlos Jobim 
Cinematography by
Claude Renoir 
Film Editing by
Anne V. Coates 
Production Design by
Anthony Masters  (as Tony Masters)
Art Direction by
Aurelio Crugnola 
John Hoesli 
Jack Maxsted  (as Jack Maxted)
Harry Pottle 
Set Decoration by
Vernon Dixon 
Franco Fumagalli 
Costume Design by
Ronald Paterson 
Makeup Department
Stuart Freeborn .... makeup artist
Nilo Jacoponi .... makeup artist (as Nilo Iacoponi)
Amalia Paoletti .... hair stylist
Production Management
Maria Blasetti .... production manager
Geoffrey Helman .... production supervisor
Frederick Muller .... production manager (as Fritz Mueller)
Ron Carr .... production supervisor (uncredited)
Luciano Sacripanti .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adolfo Aristarain .... co-second assistant director: Colombia
William P. Cartlidge .... assistant director
Roberto Cirla .... second second assistant director
Ernest Day .... second unit director
Carlos Gil .... second unit: first assistant director: Colombia
Miguel Gil .... co-first assistant director: Colombia
Mauro Sacripanti .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Dick Frift .... construction manager
John Graysmark .... assistant art director
Colin Grimes .... set dresser
Maria-Teresa Barbasso .... draftswoman (uncredited)
Ray Traynor .... property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jonathan Bates .... dubbing editor
Peter Davies .... sound recordist
Bob Jones .... dubbing mixer
Doug Smith .... sound re-recordist
Special Effects by
Cliff Richardson .... special effects
Peter Hutchinson .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Ken Buckle .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Simmons .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Francesco Brescini .... electrician
John Harris .... camera operator
Skeets Kelly .... photography: second unit
James Devis .... camera operator (uncredited)
Geoff Glover .... focus puller: second camera (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tony Pueo .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Alessandro Lucidi .... assistant editor
Location Management
Juan Estelrich .... location manager
Al Reiners .... location technical advisor: Columbia
Robert Watts .... location manager
Ivor Powell .... location manager: italy (uncredited)
Music Department
Eumir Deodato .... composer: additional music
Eumir Deodato .... conductor
Eumir Deodato .... orchestrator
Gianni Ferrio .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Timothy Corrie .... assistant to producer
Geoff Freeman .... unit publicist
Vernon Harris .... script editor
Victor Lyndon .... production executive
Rosemary Marks .... production assistant
Frank Ordway .... coordinator
Bob Simmons .... action sequences arranger: second unit
Michael Tain .... title painter
Constance Willis .... continuity

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171 min | West Germany:149 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Mono (35 mm prints)
Australia:M | Australia:SOA (original rating) | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:18 (1970) | Singapore:M18 | Sweden:15 (edited for re-rating) | Sweden:(Banned) (original rating) | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video) | USA:PG (edited for re-rating) | USA:R (original rating) | West Germany:18

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Rossano Brazzi replaced Louis Jourdan at the last minute.See more »
Continuity: The second time the Lockheed Super Constellation is taking off the next shot shows the shadow of a Douglas DC-7, not the Super Constellation. The Super Constellation has three rudders, the DC-7 only one; the shadow shows only one rudder.See more »
Young Dax:For my mother, for my sister, for Corteguay!
[fires a weapon and kills seven men]
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
It is truly bad., 20 February 2001
Author: rollo_tomaso ( from Houston, TX

I thought this was dreadful when I first saw it my freshman year at college, but since then had grown to appreciate Lewis Gilbert as one of my all-time favorite directors, and decided that this film couldn't possibly be as bad as I remembered. I was right. It was worse.

Behkim Fehmiu gives one of the worst lead-actor-in-an-epic performances of all time. The normally redoubtable Charles Aznavour seems bored stiff throughout the proceedings. Ernest Borgnine is absolutely gross. The cinematography is luscious, but in no other way does this resemble a Gilbert-directed film. Good for some laughs if you are drunk. Otherwise, avoid like the plague. 3/10.

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