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.


Robert Parrish


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





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


Stefane, lady friend and brother hatch a plan to rob their rich father of several million pounds being transported on his yacht in the Med. They travel from London to Tangiers to recruit Duffy, a weathered smuggler and con-artist. The four hang out together and prepare the boat, equipment and props which they will need for the robbery. The heist is a success but there is a twist to the tale. Written by Chrid

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Barry Shawzin died before the film was released. See more »


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 »


Segolene: I may be a hooker; I am absolutely not a slut.
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Featured in Donald Cammell: The Ultimate Performance (1998) See more »


I'm Satisfied
sung by Lou Rawls
by Cynthia Weil Barry Mann and Ernie Freeman
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Duffy a must see for hipsters and ex pats
25 February 2010 | by DavidLSchneiderSee all my reviews

Having lived on 4 dollars a day and not known what the next day would bring me this film is ultra-cool for people who know how to float through places of hip outside U.S. shores. I loved it then and love it now. Plus Lou Rawls!! James Coburn and Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Paul Newman, Bruce Lee, Robert Redford, Tony Curtis and many more are the people to watch. Some reviews say it is fluff but this shows the ultra cool Coburn at his best. The cast is excellent and now with the world economy crashing a taste of Duffy and Bullitt and Enter The Dragon and The Hustler in theaters might be a welcome relief from terminator 20 and all the other junk out there corporations push on the public. These guys and gal are actually acting.

Universal bring back PJ with George Peppard and Gayle Hunnicut too. We need these 60's folks on the screen again. Release Duffy on DVD!

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Release Date:

6 September 1968 (UK) See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Technicolor) (as Technicolor ®)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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