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Duffy (1968)

M/PG | | Comedy, Crime | 6 September 1968 (UK)
Duffy is a cunning aristocrat of criminals who is hired by Stefane, a young playboy, to hijack a boat carrying several million dollars of his father's fortune. The plot succeeds, with a ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Parrish

Writers:

Donald Cammell (screenplay), Harry Joe Brown Jr. (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
James Coburn ... Duffy
James Mason ... J C Calvert
James Fox ... Stefane
Susannah York ... Segolene
John Alderton ... Antony
Guy Deghy ... Captain Schoeller
Carl Duering ... Bonivet
Tutte Lemkow ... Spaniard
Marne Maitland ... Abdul
André Maranne André Maranne ... Inspector Garain (as Andre Maranne)
Julie Mendez Julie Mendez ... Belly Dancer
Barry Shawzin Barry Shawzin ... Bakirgian
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Storyline

Duffy is a cunning aristocrat of criminals who is hired by Stefane, a young playboy, to hijack a boat carrying several million dollars of his father's fortune. The plot succeeds, with a little help from Segolene, Stefane's girlfriend - but also with an unexpected, sudden turn of events. Written by alfiehitchie

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Comedy | Crime

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 1968 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor) (as Technicolor ®)
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Trivia

The date on both of the telegrams is August 16, 1968. See more »

Goofs

After Duffy takes the kids to his place, he strolls out onto his balcony taking a hit on a joint. However, there is no smoke and it's clearly unlit. See more »

Quotes

Segolene: I may be a hooker; I am absolutely not a slut.
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Connections

Referenced in James Mason: The Star They Loved to Hate (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Satisfied
sung by Lou Rawls
by Cynthia Weil Barry Mann and Ernie Freeman
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Witty, fun, caper movie that was a victim of the times.
20 September 2009 | by XaaraliaSee all my reviews

When "Duffy" was released, I was working in one of my father's theatres as the projectionist. As a projectionist I saw a lot of movies...over and over again. I can tell you that when you screen the same movie six to eight times a day for two, three, four weeks or more, most films soon lose their lustre. Not so with "Duffy". Of course I was just a kid then, and the sixties "counter-culture" was my adolescent fantasy. James Coburn, already extremely cool from "The Magnificent Seven" and "The Great Escape" was riding a wave of popularity from the campy "Flint" movies, but "Duffy" was a very cool and fun movie that I never tired of watching. It never took off as a hit and I've often wondered why. It was just as effective as other caper movies of the era, such as "Topkapi" or "Gambit". I think the reason it never took off was because 1968 was an eventful, tumultuous year, and "straight" America was frowning hard upon hippies and counter-culture. Too bad. I think the owner of this film would be surprised and well rewarded by releasing it to DVD.


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