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Malaga (1960)

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A jewel thief pulls off a big heist, stabs his partner in crime in the back, dumps his girlfriend and goes on the run with the loot. The ex-partner and the girlfriend team up to go after him.

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Laslo Benedek

Writers:

Donald MacKenzie (novel), David D. Osborn (screenplay) (as David Osborn) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Trevor Howard ... John Bain
Dorothy Dandridge ... Gianna
Edmund Purdom ... Peter Carran
Michael Hordern ... Inspector Farrell
Paul Stassino ... Juan Montoya
John Bailey ... Cecil
Alfred Burke Alfred Burke ... Shapley
Peter Illing ... Pawnbroker
Barry Keegan Barry Keegan ... Corrigan
Brian Worth Brian Worth ... Airport Guard
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A jewel thief pulls off a big heist, stabs his partner in crime in the back, dumps his girlfriend and goes on the run with the loot. The ex-partner and the girlfriend team up to go after him.

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Dorothy Dandridge Is Tawny Dynamite! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1960 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Malaga See more »

Filming Locations:

Málaga, Andalucía, Spain

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Cavalcade Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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Title of the movie is also known as "Malaga". See more »

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Referenced in To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995) See more »

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Dorothy Dandridge in the performance of a lifetime!
11 July 2007 | by normbongSee all my reviews

Forget Carmen Jones! This is Dorothy Dandridge's greatest performance on film, bar none. Her disillusioned, world-weary, but still hopeful Gianna is the essence of film noir. The parallels to her life are eerie. She says to Johnny (Trevor Howard), "No, with us, Johnny, it has to be everything -- or nothing." "Everything and Nothing" would be the title of her posthumously-published autobiography a few years later. She says, "London was my Mexico. There isn't any Mexico for anybody, anywhere." The day she died, she was to return to Mexico to do some television and film work.

Forget the drivel published in most movie-listing books. Watch this film for yourself (if you can find a way to do so). This is a master actress giving everything she has to a role. I would love to see a brand-new director's cut with the outtakes replaced. The haunting music is by Matyas Seiber, who studied composition under Bela Bartok. This film is new every time you watch it.


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