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Masquerade (1965)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Crime, Comedy | 21 August 1965 (Japan)
The British send an American and a war hero to kidnap and hide an oil-country prince.

Director:

Basil Dearden

Writers:

Victor Canning (novel), Michael Relph (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Cliff Robertson ... David Frazer
Jack Hawkins ... Colonel Drexel
Marisa Mell ... Sophie
Michel Piccoli ... George Sarrassin
Bill Fraser Bill Fraser ... Dunwoody
Charles Gray ... Benson
John Le Mesurier ... Sir Robert
Felix Aylmer ... Henrickson
Ernest Clark ... Minister
Tutte Lemkow ... Paviot
Keith Pyott ... Gustave
Jose Burgos Jose Burgos ... El Mono
Christopher Witty Christopher Witty ... Prince Jamil
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The British send an American and a war hero to kidnap and hide an oil-country prince.

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PLEASE DON'T REVEAL WHO DOES WHAT TO WHO IN "MASQUERADE" (original print ad - all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 1965 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Operation Masquerade See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first of several English-language roles for French actor Michel Piccoli. See more »

Soundtracks

Masquerade
Music by Philip Green (uncredited)
Lyrics by Norman Newell
Sung by Danny Williams
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Interesting
12 April 2017 | by grnhair2001See all my reviews

There is some terrific writing in the script. The politics is sophisticated, and all these years later illuminating. The number of twists will keep you guessing. Hawkins is wonderful. All the British actors are.

However. Robertson is boring, not charismatic, not sexy, not funny . In the hands of a more appropriate actor this movie really could've been something.

From the film summary, you might be expecting more of a Ransom of Red Chief -type story , but it is not that . It is all about the adults and their shenanigans.

Good story marred by poor choice of lead actor and sluggish pacing, possibly the editor's fault.

Still, worth a watch.


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