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The Ceremony (1963)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 3 April 1964 (West Germany)
A bank robber is sentenced to prison for committing a murder during the robbery. His brother comes up with a plan to break him out of prison--but on the condition that his brother's girlfriend "date" him first.

Director:

Laurence Harvey

Writers:

Frédéric Grendel (novel), Ben Barzman (screenplay)
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Laurence Harvey ... Sean McKenna
Sarah Miles ... Catherine
Robert Walker Jr. ... Dominic
John Ireland ... Prison Warden
Ross Martin ... Le Caq
Lee Patterson ... Nicky
Jack MacGowran ... O'Brian
Murray Melvin ... First Gendaime
Carlos Casaravilla ... Ramades (as Carlos Casarvillo)
Fernando Rey ... Sanchez
Fernando Sancho ... Shaoush (as Fernando Sanchez)
José Nieto ... Inspector
Noel Purcell ... Finigan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rafael Albaicín Rafael Albaicín ... 7th gendarme
Barta Barri ... Death house guard
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Storyline

A bank robber is sentenced to prison for committing a murder during the robbery. His brother comes up with a plan to break him out of prison--but on the condition that his brother's girlfriend "date" him first.

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Taglines:

Her innocence . . . traded for her lover's life See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1964 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Frühstück in der Todeszelle See more »

Filming Locations:

Sevilla, Andalucía, Spain See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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The credits list Robert Walker, when in fact, it's actually his son, Robert Walker Jr. See more »

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Ross Martin displays versatility as villainous commandant.
28 May 1999 | by mel-78See all my reviews

When I saw this in the sixties it really made me realize the breadth of acting ability of Ross Martin. I had only seen him in roles of the comedic sidekick prior to this role. His believability as the evil commandant was astounding. This made the movie for me.


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