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Zig Zag (1970)

GP | | Drama, Thriller | 27 April 1970 (USA)
A dying man frames himself for the kidnapping and murder of an industrialist so his wife and daughter can benefit from the reward money. However, his plan goes awry when he is cured!

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Paul R. Cameron
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Mario Gambretti
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Asst. Dist. Atty. Herb Gates
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Morris Bronson
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Harold Tracey
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Adam Mercer
Anita O'Day ...
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Judge Beth Weaver
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Burt Stennis
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Jim Harris
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Edgar Courtland
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Sara Raymond
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Sgt. Mason Weber
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A dying man frames himself for the kidnapping and murder of an industrialist so his wife and daughter can benefit from the reward money. However, his plan goes awry when he is cured! Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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The only acting credit for legendary jazz singer Anita O'Day (character Sheila Mangan). Ms O'Day died at age 87 in 2006. See more »

Connections

Remade as Naan Vaazha Vaippen (1979) See more »

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On Green Dolphin Street
Written by Bronislau Kaper and Ned Washington
Performed by Anita O'Day
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High quality thriller
2 December 2002 | by (Todmorden, England) – See all my reviews

George Kennedy is an unusual actor for me. He is largely forgotten, yet has an Oscar to his name. He's in many of the films everyone remembers well, such as The Dirty Dozen, Airport and The Naked Gun, and yet he rarely catches the limelight as the leading man. He's also supremely talented, without ever appearing to be trying hard.

In this superior thriller, he plays a man who discovers that he has a brain tumour. He arranges his own death, so that his wife can claim the insurance money. However, just as his plan is about to kick into action, he learns that he has been mis-diagnosed and that, in fact, he is not dying at all.

This film stays one step ahead of the audience at all points. It is ingenious and interesting throughout, and has the added benefit of being a touch different to the majority of hard-boiled thrillers from this period. Perhaps it gets over-complex, and the downbeat ending is typical of the time. Nevertheless, this is a good film, and like some of the other user's who have reviewed it I am very baffled as to why it is unavailable on video.


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