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The Cape Town Affair (1967)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 19 September 1967 (USA)
South African secret agents attempt to save confidential microfilm before it falls into the hands of Communists.

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Robert D. Webb
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Complete credited cast:
James Brolin ... Skip McCoy
Jacqueline Bisset ... Candy
Claire Trevor ... Sam Williams
Bob Courtney Bob Courtney ... Capt. Herrick, Security Branch
John Whiteley John Whiteley ... Joey
Gordon Mulholland Gordon Mulholland ... Warrant Officer du Plessis
Siegfried Mynhardt Siegfried Mynhardt ... Fenton
James White James White ... Sgt. Beukes
Gabriel Bayman Gabriel Bayman ... Mohammed the Fence
Raymond Matuson Raymond Matuson ... Lighting Louis AKA Espinosa
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South African secret agents attempt to save confidential microfilm before it falls into the hands of Communists.

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Target for every spy ... cop ... and killer in Cape Town! See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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This film is a remake of the 1953 thriller Pickup on South Street (1953). See more »

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Candy: [referring to Skip McCoy] He's been fighting something inside him. Something decent, trying to crawl out.
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Remake of Pickup on South Street (1953) See more »

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Pick-Up On De Villiers St
8 March 2003 | by JohnSealSee all my reviews

An inconsequential, almost scene-for-scene remake of Sam Fuller's great Pickup On South Street, The Cape Town Affair suffers from weak casting--James Brolin is no Richard Widmark, and Claire Trevor attempts but fails in her Thelma Ritter impersonation. Shot on location in South Africa, the film barely recognises the existence of non-white characters, and when it does--in the person of Muhammad, a sleazy fence--a white South African, Gabriel Bayman, assays the role. Whilst the film maintains the original's Free World vs. Red Peril dichotomy, it's impossible to ignore the political realities of South Africa in 1967. With Nelson Mandela still in the early stages of his time in prison, 'communist' in South Africa was virtually synonymous with 'anti-Apartheid activist'. The prominently featured pictures of Hendrick Verwoerd in almost every shot in the police department confirm that this film was just as intent on being state-sanctioned propaganda as on being a work of art.


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Country:

South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Intriga en Ciudad del Cabo See more »

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