Joseph Rearden takes the fall for a robbery and winds up in the Scrubs. From there he escapes in the company of a convicted spy and is taken to a remote manor at an unknown location where he is kept isolated. He overpowers his guard and flees, but nothing is quite what it seems in this drama of intrigue as Rearden pursues his quarry from Ireland to Malta. Written by
Martin H. Booda <email@example.com>
Only Mackintosh can save them now - And Mackintosh is dead!
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Walter Hill got sole credit for the screenplay but later claimed that he had only written the first half of the film. Other people known to have worked on the script at various points include the playwright William Fairchild, the novelist Gerald Hanley, the historian Alan Moorehead and Huston's long-time collaborator and assistant Gladys Hill, as well as Huston himself. According to Huston's autobiography, the script was still being written in the last days of filming; in that book, he felt the need to "apologise" for the film. See more
Reflected in the side window of the truck when Rearden drives off to meet the airplane at the airfield. See more
Sir George Wheeler
Our deaths would mean little or nothing to anyone, anywhere - only to ourselves.
Referenced in The Big Box: The Ritz