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The Sicilians (1964)

| Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1964 (UK)
An aide at the American Embassy in London finds himself involved with both Scotland Yard and the French police over the kidnapping of the son of a Mafia boss who has spilled the beans back in the States.

Director:

Ernest Morris

Writers:

Ronald Liles (original story), Reginald Hearne (original story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Hutton ... Calvin Adams
Reginald Marsh Reginald Marsh ... Inspector Webb
Ursula Howells Ursula Howells ... Mme. Perrault
Alex Scott ... Henri Perrault
Susan Denny Susan Denny ... Carole Linden
Robert Ayres ... Angelo Di Marco
Eric Pohlmann ... Inspector Bressin
Patricia Hayes Patricia Hayes ... Plane Passenger
Warren Mitchell ... O'Leary
Richard Caldicot ... Police Commissioner
Gordon Tanner ... District Attorney
Michael Balfour ... Stage Door Keeper
Murray Kash Murray Kash ... George Baxter
Maggy Sarragne Maggy Sarragne ... The Cabaret Star
Murray Evans Murray Evans ... Sergeant Harris
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An aide at the American Embassy in London finds himself involved with both Scotland Yard and the French police over the kidnapping of the son of a Mafia boss who has spilled the beans back in the States.

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mafia | independent film | See All (2) »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1964 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

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Wigwam
(Dance Number)
by Johnny Hawksworth (as John Hawksworth)
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Testing thriller from Butcher's
1 August 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

THE SICILIANS is a kidnap thriller with an international feel incorporating New York, London, and Paris, although as it was made on the average Butcher's Film budget you can be sure that it never really convinces as a globe-trotting story. The story is about a Sicilian Mafia boss who rats on his former colleagues and has his son kidnapped as a result. A guy who works at the American embassy in London then has to try and rescue the kid before it's too late.

Although the plot has elements of interest in it, this is very much a lacklustre, not to mention dull, little production. The storyline is so unfocused that we never actually see the kidnapped boy throughout the production. Instead there are lots of scenes of chatting and characters wandering from place to place without the plot moving forward. Robert Hutton is a weak and ineffectual lead who routinely gets biffed over the head which doesn't really give the audience much belief in his character.

The supporting cast is better, with funny cameos from the likes of Warren Mitchell and Michael Balfour. But the pace is slow and stodgy and the leads are uninteresting. Even worse, the film is padded out with long and endless scenes of dance rehearsals and a woman singing, sometimes abruptly cutting to such interludes right in the middle of an important plot development! It's amateur film-making, it really is, and helps to sink THE SICILIANS throughout.


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