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A Man Could Get Killed (1966)

Unrated | | Comedy, Thriller | 4 April 1966 (Sweden)
At Lisbon airport, an American businessman is mistaken for a British secret-agent, by friend and foe alike, with hilarious consequences.

Directors:

Ronald Neame, Cliff Owen

Writers:

Richard L. Breen (screenplay) (as Richard Breen), T.E.B. Clarke (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Garner ... William Beddoes
Melina Mercouri ... Aurora / Celeste da Costa
Sandra Dee ... Amy Franklin
Anthony Franciosa ... Steve / Antonio
Robert Coote ... Hatton / Jones
Roland Culver ... Doctor Mathieson
Grégoire Aslan ... Florian
Cecil Parker ... Sir Huntley Frazier
Dulcie Gray ... Mrs. Mathieson
Martin Benson ... Politanu
Peter Illing ... Zarik
Niall MacGinnis ... Ship's Captain
Virgilio Teixeira ... Inspector Rodrigues
Isabel Dean ... Miss Bannister
Daniele Vargas ... Osman
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Storyline

An American businessman who is mistaken by everybody for a super-secret British agent on the trail of smuggled diamonds. When supposedly his liaison at the British Embassy meets him at the Lisbon airport, the car intended for him is blown up. No matter how much he protests, all of which are accepted as cover for his actual mission, he is then transported into a world of scheming, dangerous, underworld characters. Written by MGerm

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but what a wonderful way to die!

Genres:

Comedy | Thriller

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese | German | Romanian

Release Date:

4 April 1966 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

D is for Diamonds See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The original title of this film was, "Welcome, Mr. Beddoes" See more »

Goofs

In the hotel, the card at the door asks "do not disturb" in Portuguese, but it is written wrong: "Não Encomodar" (with an E). The right spelling is "Incomodar" (with an I). See more »

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But Not Today
Written by Bert Kaempfert, Buddy Scott and Jimmy Radcliffe
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Wonderful and should be out on DVD
15 September 2003 | by skoylesSee all my reviews

A year before we were married, my wife and I went to see this movie on a date. We have not seen it since, yet we still quote a line or two from it all these decades later. I hope we do not have to wait for James Garner's death before it is released on DVD. It is a truly funny motion picture, liked even by someone like me who likes very few comedies. As I recall, the humour in this movie springs from the story, ridiculous though it may be, and that makes for a good amusing film. Robert Coote in particular was superb.


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