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Release Date:
23 September 1974 (France) See more »
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Everyone is dying to meet Harry Crown.
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Uncle Frank Kelly calls on Harry Crown to help him in a gang war. The war becomes personal when Harry's new girlfriend is kidnapped by Uncle Frank's enemy, Big Eddie. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. See more »
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Hit man Richard Harris is hired by gangster Edmond O'Brien who is under siege See more (18 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Richard Harris ... Harry Crown

Edmond O'Brien ... Uncle Frank

Bradford Dillman ... Big Eddie

Ann Turkel ... Buffy

Constance Ford ... Dolly
Zooey Hall ... Tony (as David Hall)

Kathrine Baumann ... Baby
Janice Heiden ... Clara (as Janis Heiden)
Max Kleven ... North
Karl Lukas ... Guard

Tony Brubaker ... Burt (as Anthony Brubaker)
Jerry Summers ... Shoes

Roy Jenson ... Jake
Bennie E. Dobbins ... Driver (as Bernie Dobbins)
Chuck Roberson ... Gunman

Chuck Connors ... Claw Zuckerman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Anfinsen ... Dakota (uncredited)
William Hansen ... Joe - Kelly's Accountant (uncredited)

Directed by
John Frankenheimer 
 
Writing credits
Robert Dillon (written by)

Produced by
Mickey Borofsky .... associate producer
Joe Wizan .... producer
 
Original Music by
Henry Mancini 
 
Cinematography by
Ralph Woolsey (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Harold F. Kress 
 
Casting by
Jack Baur 
 
Art Direction by
Herman A. Blumenthal  (as Herman Blumenthal)
 
Set Decoration by
Jerry Wunderlich 
 
Costume Design by
Ron Talsky 
 
Makeup Department
Jean Austin .... hair stylist
Ken Chase .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Mel Dellar .... unit production manager (as Melvin D. Dellar)
Jere Henshaw .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
Donald C. Klune .... production manager (uncredited)
John W. Rogers .... studio production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kurt Neumann .... assistant director
Lorin Bennett Salob .... second assistant director (as Lorin B. Salob)
L. Andrew Stone .... assistant director trainee (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Alan Levine .... property master
Hendrik Wynands .... construction coordinator (as Hendrik G. Wynands)
Gale Brown .... propmaker foreman (uncredited)
Terry E. Lewis .... second props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Glenn E. Anderson .... sound mixer (as Glenn Anderson)
Don Hall .... sound editor
Godfrey Marks .... dialogue editor
Edward Rossi .... sound editor
Theodore Soderberg .... sound re-recording mixer
Blake Wilcox .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Ira Anderson Jr. .... special effects
A. Paul Pollard .... special effects (as Paul Pollard Sr.)
 
Stunts
Max Kleven .... stunt coordinator
Preston Peterson .... stunts (as Peter Peterson uncredited)
Craig R. Baxley .... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Brutsche .... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
Erik Cord .... stunts (uncredited)
Howard Curtis .... stunts (uncredited)
Nick Dimitri .... stunts (uncredited)
Bennie E. Dobbins .... stunts (uncredited)
Larry Duran .... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Durock .... stunt double (uncredited)
Tony Epper .... stunts (uncredited)
Fritz Ford .... stunt double (uncredited)
Bob Herron .... stunts (uncredited)
Larry Holt .... stunts (uncredited)
Loren Janes .... stunts (uncredited)
Gene LeBell .... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Leonard .... stunt double (uncredited)
Fred Lerner .... stunts (uncredited)
Harvey Parry .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson .... stunts (uncredited)
George Robotham .... stunts (uncredited)
Walter Scott .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Stader .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Verbois .... stunts (uncredited)
Jesse Wayne .... stunts (uncredited)
George P. Wilbur .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Williams .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lamar Boren .... underwater photographer
Orlando .... still photographer
Chris Schwiebert .... camera operator
Eric D. Andersen .... first camera technician (uncredited)
Bill Fleming .... dolly grip (uncredited)
George Holmes .... gaffer (uncredited)
Larry D. Howard .... best boy (uncredited)
Dick Johnson .... second camera operator (uncredited)
Daniel R. Jordan .... head grip (uncredited)
Robert O. Moore .... second dolly grip (uncredited)
Hal Shiffman .... third camera technician (uncredited)
Lance Williams .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Richard Downs .... location casting (uncredited)
Shirley Lutes .... casting secretary (uncredited)
Bruce Maidy .... casting: SEG Studio (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shelly Levine .... costumer: men
Colleen Rose .... costumer: women
 
Editorial Department
William DeNicholas .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Ethmer Roten .... musician: flute (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (uncredited)
James E. Haynes .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Betty Gumm .... assistant to the producer
J. Darla Lamonica .... production secretary (as Darla LaMonica)
Phill Norman .... titles
Paul Stader .... underwater director
Bruce Pittman .... production assistant (uncredited)
Chantal Quintin .... secretary to director (uncredited)
Ray Quiroz .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Ed Rich .... auditor (uncredited)
Carol Shapiro .... unit publicist (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
98 min | 94 min (FMC Library Print)
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Color:
Color (DeLuxe)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono | Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Finland:K-18 | Finland:(Banned) (1974) | Norway:(Banned) (1974-2003) (cinema release) | Sweden:15 | USA:PG

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Trivia:
When Frankenheimer was asked why he did the film in a 1983 interview he said, "I don't know. I guess I just wanted the work. I never really had a grip on that film. I didn't know what the hell it was. I knew it wasn't a comedy. i guess I thought it was a parody."See more »
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Hit man Richard Harris is hired by gangster Edmond O'Brien who is under siege, 1 August 2014
Author: msroz from United States

I watched this movie because it appears on some film noir lists, but otherwise I knew nothing about it. I like Frankenheimer's movies a lot, and I like the main actors in this one, Richard Harris, Edmond O'Brien and Bradford Dillman. Frankenheimer has too many good movies under his belt even to list them, but not all. There's perhaps 2 or 3 bad ones. He can be directing a script that's a misfire or himself make it that way. If I took my review of "The Holcroft Covenant" and placed it here, it would fit pretty well. I gave that a 5 too and thought it generous. In both these cases, Frankenheimer seemed to be reaching for something, like a very dry comedy but not achieving it.

My reactions to this story are as follows. It's not a film noir. It's not a neo-noir as some persons think. It's a gangster story, and it's supposed to be a sendup of gangster stories. But it's not funny. It falls flat. It's filmed in a flat way. The movie is dry. Scenes run too long. That's an editing issue, but presumably under Frankenheimer's direction. The opening scenes of underwater bodies and such run too long. For a film that succeeds as a black comedy, see "The Loved Ones". The actors either cannot do comedy or else the direction couldn't get it out of them or else the script fails them, and perhaps a bit of all of these. Dillman, for example, tries very hard but simply evokes no amusement. There are spaghetti westerns, and many of them too, that do far better than this movie at evoking humor periodically. The story is nothing special.

What we do have every so often is an action sequence that plays like a Frankenheimer-directed effort, which is skilfully. The subsequent "Reindeer Games" was a much better attempt by Frankenheimer to achieve the synthesis he was after, and that succeeds by staying with the neo-noir and going lighter on the comic and exaggerated aspects. Some of the action sequences here are like staged pieces. One or two car chases have very few other people or activity in them, making them seem like sequences the director simply wanted to include as pure action.

I felt overall that the movie was rather strange because of its lack of success in getting a tone to it that held up throughout the movie. Harris was OK plus. He almost saved it. O'Brien was adequate but nothing out of the ordinary for his usual performances. Dillman was simply ludicrous, and I doubt that he, an intelligent man and skilled actor, looks back upon this as a high spot in his career. Harris's supporting sidekick and his girl friend did a nice job. Chuck Connors only had to emulate a James Bond grotesque, which is not all bad. Ann Turkel was OK too. She's a striking looking woman and she can act.

The acting and occasional action scene held me, but the story and movie itself did not, the result being for me a subpar experience.

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