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Intent to Kill (1958)

A British doctor working in a Canadian hospital, has to assist in a delicate brain operation on a South American President, who is in hiding from a gang of assassins.

Director:

Jack Cardiff

Writers:

Jimmy Sangster (screenplay by), Brian Moore (based on the novel by) (as Michael Bryan)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Todd ... Dr. Bob McLaurin
Betsy Drake ... Dr. Nancy Ferguson
Herbert Lom ... Juan Menda
Warren Stevens ... Finch
Carlo Giustini Carlo Giustini ... Francisco Flores
Paul Carpenter Paul Carpenter ... O'Brien
Alexander Knox ... Dr. McNeill
Lisa Gastoni ... Carla Menda
Peter Arne ... Kral
Katie Boyle ... Margaret McLaurin (as Catherine Boyle)
John Crawford ... Boyd
Kay Callard Kay Callard ... Carol's Friend
Jackie Collins ... Carol Freeman
John McLaren John McLaren ... Anaesthetist
Maggie Rennie Maggie Rennie ... Night Nurse (as Maggie McGrath)
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Storyline

As British Dr. Bob McLaurin prepares for a dangerous surgical procedure on South American leader Juan Menda in Montreal, the doctor's wife reveals her plan to blackmail McLaurin if he refuses her demand to take a job in England. Hating the provincial life in Canada, she is willing to destroy the career of her husband and his beautiful colleague Dr. Nancy Ferguson if that's what it takes to get back home. Meantime, a trio of assassins stalks the hospital with deadly plans for the high-profile patient. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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If the operation didn't kill him ... their bullets would !

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Intent to Kill See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

Company Credits

Production Co:

Zonic Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Directorial debut of cinematographer Jack Cardiff. See more »

Crazy Credits

This film is made under licence from Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation - the registered proprietor of the Trademark - Cinemascope See more »

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Referenced in Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2010) See more »

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Blues
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Music by Derek New
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This is a sleeper!
14 April 2003 | by francodomenicoSee all my reviews

Catch this one, if you can. The acting is not that good; but, there is some comic relief in the way th would-be assassins blunder everything! Also, Warren Stevens is a Great, great actor--and, I know he did a huge amount of work in TV, but what an underestimated actor!

It is an American production, and they employed a lot of Local Canadian extras---Poor idea--Canadians probably "can" act; but not in this one.

Keep an eye on Herbert Lom--Awesome! Carlo Giustini is a handsome Italian actor--but, again, not a very good actor, either.

It is a little dramatic with the "wife" routine--sort of a la soap opera--but, If you find see this movie--I know you will love it.


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