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24 Hours to Kill (1965)

The crew of an airplane forced to spend 24 hours in Beirut get in trouble with a smuggling gang.

Director:

Peter Bezencenet

Writers:

Harry Alan Towers (original story) (as Peter Welbeck), Peter Yeldham (original story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lex Barker ... The Crew: Jamie Faulkner
Mickey Rooney ... The Crew: Norman Jones
Michael Medwin ... The Crew: Tommy Gaskell
Wolfgang Lukschy Wolfgang Lukschy ... The Crew: Kurt Hoffner
Helga Sommerfeld ... The Crew: Louise Braganza (as Helga Somerfeld)
France Anglade ... The Crew: Françoise Bertram
Helga Lehner ... The Crew: Marianne
Walter Slezak ... The Firm: Malouf
Hans Clarin ... The Firm: Elias
Shakib Khouri Shakib Khouri ... The Firm: Andronicus
Issam Chenawi Issam Chenawi ... The Firm
Giancarlo Bastianoni Giancarlo Bastianoni ... The Firm: Killer
Maria Rohm ... The Firm: Claudine (as Marie Rohm)
Ella Masden Ella Masden ... The Firm: Malouf's Driver
Rachid Alami Rachid Alami ... The Firm
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Storyline

A plane bound for Athens is forced to spend 24 hours in Beirut after an engine failure. A member of the crew gets mixed up in transporting stolen goods, which brings him to the attention of a ruthless smuggler. It falls to the pilot to protect his friend from the criminal and his gang. Written by movies4men

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1965 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Twenty-Four Hours to Kill See more »

Filming Locations:

Casio Du Liban, Lebanon See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Grixflag Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Colour by) (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A real chore to sit through
13 February 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

Despite the exotic location, tried-and-tested leading actor and bevy of beautiful European actresses, 24 HOURS TO KILL is a real chore to sit through. It's a spy thriller produced on the cheap by Harry Alan Towers, shot in Beirut when it was still considered an exotic holiday destination (although that perception was to change, somewhat considerably, in the 1980s!).

The main actor is former Tarzan Lex Barker, who appears as a pilot whose holiday is cut short when he becomes involved in a conspiracy storyline involving fellow crew member Mickey Rooney. What follows is a slightly Bond-style with lots of location photography, glamorous women appearing in bikinis, and a handful of fist fights to keep things rolling along. Unfortunately it's all rather stately, slow, and uninvolving, with little to recommend it other than the scenery. It's one of those films you end up forgetting about just five minutes after watching.


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