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A Man Could Get Killed (1966)

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!

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Comedy | Thriller

Certificate:

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The last feature film of Peter Illing. 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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Sixties diamond Caper!
25 February 2001 | by mrcawSee all my reviews

Just wanted to let anyone who might stumble upon this movie to know that it's certainly worth your time viewing. Melina Mercouri is great as the widow of a shadowy underworld figure who entangles James Garner in her search for missing booty. The booty being a small fortune in loose diamonds. The movie has lots of sixties style going for it and is set in beautiful Mediterranean locales. With a great supporting cast of sixties superstars like Sandra Dee and Tony Franciosa the movie entertains with tons of tounge in cheek, cloak and dagger sexy verve. It's a fun in the sun movie with all the stars putting in great performances. One final note, as the credits roll at the end of the movie, Frank Sinatra's rendition of Strangers in the Night provides a fitting and satisfying end.


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