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Deadfall (1968)

Cat burglar Henry Clarke and his accomplices, the Moreaus, attempt to steal diamonds from the château of millionaire Salinas. However, Henry's partners in crime aren't the most emotionally stable people.

Director:

Bryan Forbes

Writers:

Desmond Cory (novel), Bryan Forbes (written for the screen by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Michael Caine ... Henry
Vladek Sheybal ... Dr. Delgado
Emilio Rodríguez Emilio Rodríguez ... Police Captain (as Emilio Rodriguez)
David Buck David Buck ... Salinas
Carmen Dene Carmen Dene ... Masseuse
Geraldine Sherman Geraldine Sherman ... Receptionist
Giovanna Ralli ... Fe
Eric Portman ... Moreau
Leonard Rossiter ... Fillmore
Nanette Newman ... The Girl
Reg Howell Reg Howell ... Spanish Chauffeur
John Barry ... Orchestra Conductor
Renata Tarragó Renata Tarragó ... Solo Guitarist (as Renata Tarrago)
Carlos Pierre Carlos Pierre ... Antonio
Santiago Rivero ... Armed Guard
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Storyline

Cat burglar Henry Clarke and his accomplices, the Moreaus, attempt to steal diamonds from the château of millionaire Salinas. However, Henry's partners in crime aren't the most emotionally stable people.

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Michael Caine Stood on a Wall...Michael Caine Had a Deadfall! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Angustia mortal See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Final theatrical feature film of actor Eric Portman. See more »

Quotes

Henry Stuart Clarke: I don't want to perpetuate myself.
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Connections

References Lost Command (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

The Last Deadfall
(uncredited)
Composed by John Barry
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decent thriller
18 April 2008 | by Prof-Hieronymos-GrostSee all my reviews

Henry Stuart Clarke (Michael Caine) is a cat burglar who has his work down to a fine art. While under cover in a retreat for recovering alcoholics, he is approached by an alluring woman Fé Moreau who has a proposition for him, he's suspicious but agrees to meet her aging husband, Richard,(Eric Portman)himself a professional burglar who is now struggling to pull off the big jobs due to his age. Together they agree to pull off a seemingly impossible heist. Derided on its initial release, Forbes' film is nonetheless an interesting if slow film, especially if you like films of its ilk, its also beautifully filmed and makes wonderful use of the stunning Spanish setting, it also has a memorable score by the great John


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