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Duffy (1968)

M/PG | | Comedy, Crime | 6 September 1968 (UK)
Duffy is a cunning aristocrat of criminals hire by Stefane, a young playboy, to hijack a boat carrying several million dollars of his father's fortune. He succeeds, with help from Stefane's girlfriend with an unexpected turn of events.

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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 ... Inspector Garain (as Andre Maranne)
Julie Mendez Julie Mendez ... Belly Dancer
Barry Shawzin Barry Shawzin ... Bakirgian
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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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Tough. Cool. Lusty. Fast. Deadly. Duffy. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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M/PG | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 1968 (UK) See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor) (as Technicolor ®)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Anouk Aimée was considered for the lead. See more »

Goofs

When Duffy and Segolene have their conversation near the end, when she tells him she belongs to no one, her position changes between shots, from standing near the edge of the roadway to moving a good 10 feet closer. See more »

Quotes

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

Featured in Donald Cammell: The Ultimate Performance (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Satisfied
sung by Lou Rawls
by Cynthia Weil Barry Mann and Ernie Freeman
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"Duffy...that old Tangerine hipster!"
28 May 2008 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Retired master criminal in Tangiers is recruited by a hedonistic British youth and his working-stiff brother to rip off a business tycoon of nearly three million dollars; complicating matters is the kid's kittenish girlfriend, who seems to change loyalties easily. Mod, swinging caper-comedy curiously doesn't spend a lot of time on plot-exposition (the planning of the actual heist is kept mostly off-screen), yet it does putter about lazily while introducing us to these people (who end many of their sentences with "man" and "baby"). James Coburn's decadent pad is really peculiar ("pop-porno", he calls it), and yet it has almost nothing to do with what's going on or even with Duffy's character (he does possess, however, the only fish tank-cum-slot machine I've ever seen!). Once the pieces of this location-rich adventure come into play, the picture becomes a passable piece of fluff (with a twist ending that is rather far-fetched, leaving a few questions unanswered). Still, Coburn is an intriguing presence, Susannah York is flighty and flirtatious (and beautiful with a tan), and James Mason is typically suave--and silently cunning--as their victim. ** from ****


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