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Director:
Writer:
Robert Dillon (written by)
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Release Date:
23 September 1974 (France) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Everyone is dying to meet Harry Crown.
Plot:
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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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. See more »
User Reviews:
A well lit film noir. 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)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kurt Neumann .... assistant director
Lorin Bennett Salob .... second assistant director (as Lorin B. Salob)
 
Art Department
Alan Levine .... property master
Hendrik Wynands .... construction coordinator (as Hendrik G. Wynands)
 
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
 
Special Effects by
Ira Anderson Jr. .... special effects
A. Paul Pollard .... special effects (as Paul Pollard Sr.)
 
Stunts
Max Kleven .... stunt coordinator
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)
Peter Peterson .... 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
Lance Williams .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shelly Levine .... costumer: men
Colleen Rose .... costumer: women
 
Editorial Department
William DeNicholas .... assistant editor
 
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)
 

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Runtime:
98 min | 94 min (FMC Library Print)
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Language:
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:
The make and model of the two handguns that Harry Crown (Richard Harris) used were a pair of Browning Hi-Power 9mm automatic pistols with ivory handled grips which were each engraved with two flowers which were a rose and chrysanthemum.See more »
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Soundtrack:
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25 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
A well lit film noir., 25 July 2000
Author: Brewski-2 from Sarasota, Florida

The critics hate this movie (Maltin included) because they can't place it in a category. It is not a serious mob film (Godfather) nor is it a comedy (Johnny Dangerously) nor is it bumbling mob dark comedy (a la the recent Bruce Willis - Matthew Perry vehicle). Rather this is a cartoon. Note the introductory cartoon credits. The opening underwater scenes (two) and closing scene (envelope construction) are absolutely unique to American filmcraft and you don't know whether to laugh or be horrified. The lead character is an Englishman, brought over by an American mob boss and who must take off his glasses to shoot and carries automatic pistols with flowers carved in the ivory grips. Is this over the top or what? The enemy hitman has a hook (due to an amputation at our hero's hands) which he replaces with a wine bottle opener, artifical flowers, pruning shears, etc. Our hero also has a much younger, beautiful girlfriend (daytime teacher - nighttime club dancer wearing a feather top) who waits for his return hoping that this time he will make her his own (see 1000 other movies with that same device). Our hero tutors the younger mob wiseguy and both their girlfriends are kidnapped and abused by Mr. Big. Okay, so some of the movie is cliche and some is esoteric. The ambush at the bridge sequence is as visually stunning as any serious mob film. The shootout at the laundry scene is as good as the same scene in The Fugitive or the ending to Terminator. The sequence where Harry is pinned down by a sniper and his boss resces him by pulling up in an armored Rolls-Royce is great as the actors have their conversation while rounds skip off the roof. This is then followed by driving down a would be bomber who carries a bundle of dynamite like Wyle E. Coyote. Being filmed in Seattle, Florida and Los Angeles you never know whether you are supposed to be in New York or Chicago or where. Look for a Confederate Battle Flag during the parade scene where Harry re-enters the crowd. Look for Burt Young (Paulie from Rocky) as an uncredited mobster escorting Harry to see Bradford Dillman. You will be watching a one-of-a-kind movie, maybe not great or even good, but a movie unlike any other. Enjoy it for what it is.

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