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Coast of Skeletons (1965)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama | 10 November 1965 (USA)
Harry Sanders returns to England after losing his job as a police inspector in West Africa. However, he soon returns to the continent to investigate the offshore diamond operation of a shady American tycoon.

Director:

Robert Lynn

Writers:

Harry Alan Towers (story) (as Peter Welbeck), Anthony Scott Veitch (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Todd ... Harry Sanders
Dale Robertson ... A. J. Magnus
Heinz Drache ... Janny Von Koltze
Marianne Koch ... Helga
Elga Andersen ... Elizabeth Von Koltze
Dietmar Schönherr ... Piet Van Houten (as Dietmar Schonherr)
Derek Nimmo Derek Nimmo ... Tom Hamilton
George Leech ... Carlo Seton
Gabriel Bayman Gabriel Bayman ... Charlie Singer
Gordon Mulholland Gordon Mulholland ... Mr. Spyker
Buster Perry Buster Perry ... Emil
Josh du Toit Josh du Toit ... Hajo Peterson
T.R.J. Edwards T.R.J. Edwards ... Finn
Derek Lyndon Derek Lyndon ... Interviewer
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Storyline

Harry Sanders returns to England after losing his job as a police inspector in West Africa. However, he soon returns to the continent to investigate the offshore diamond operation of a shady American tycoon.

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An den Küsten Südafrikas - ein Spiel mit dem Tod! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La costa de los esqueletos See more »

Filming Locations:

Namibia See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Colour by) (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Derek Nimmo replaced Jeremy Lloyd. See more »

Goofs

The Captain wears his uniform continuously throughout the movie. Unless on a big liner or a working ship like this, he would normally only wear this in port. It would be extremely impractical to wear the uniform daily like this and a Captain would change into cool casual wear when at sea in these climes. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the late-'80s Greenwood Video released a 69 minutes cut version of the movie in West Germany. E.g. the end credits are missing. See more »

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Sub-standard adventure in Africa
21 May 2002 | by susanswebSee all my reviews

Richard Todd is back as Harry Sanders in another African adventure. The story is good enough but the acting with this international cast is largely suspect. Heinz Drache and Marianne Koch are the main offenders of the wooden acting school but this may have something to do with the fact that English is not their first language. Dale Robertson as the Texan playboy has no such excuse. His character is such a stereotype, it's hard to believe that Robertson has made a career of playing cowboys. But then the writing has much to blame there. Special mention must go to the ending. Talk about a convenient one. This movie is the perfect example of tying up all loose plot endings with a bang. Not very satisfying but at least it's final. The movie should only be of interest to Richard Todd completists or people wondering what a Harry Alan Towers (the writer) movie would be like without the softcore sex and violence that would dominate his later films.


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