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Nobody Runs Forever (1968)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 30 August 1968 (UK)
An Australian outback police detective is sent on a special assignment to the UK, to return an Australian citizen accused of murder. Only this is not an ordinary man, he is a UN high commissioner for peace talks taking place in London.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Scobie Malone
... Sir James Quentin
... Sheila Quentin
... Lisa Pretorius
... Maria Cholon
... Joseph
Lee Montague ... Denzil
... Jamaica
... Pallain
Edric Connor ... Julius
Paul Grist ... Coburn
... Pham Chinh
Russell Napier ... Leeds
... Ferguson
... Jacko (as Charles Tingwell)
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Rod Taylor plays a policeman sent to return a sensitive case; An Australian citizen, currently acting as high commissioner for peace talks who is wanted for an old charge -- of murder. The talks are too sensitive to be disturbed, so Taylor ends up watching Christopher Plummer as he conducts his talks, and discovers that some want the talks to fail enough to think that killing Plummer is an obvious way to stop them. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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In A Moment He Could Be Dead! - and the only man who could save him was going to arrest him for murder!

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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30 August 1968 (UK)  »

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The High Commissioner  »

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This movie was made and released about two years after Jon Cleary's novel 'The High Commissioner' was first published in 1966. It was the first book in Cleary's Scobie Malone series and was the book that introduced the Sydney detective hero character. In this movie though, the character is a policeman from the Australian outback. The book series has run to twenty novels, the final one being first published in 2004. See more »

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During the discussion with the police after the shooting, the gun barrel is protruding from the camera lens on some shots but not on others. See more »

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Referenced in Rod Taylor: Return to Oz (2005) See more »

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Far from great but it does pass a couple of hours entertainingly enough
18 May 2018 | by See all my reviews

Not terrible but not good either. "Nobody Runs Forever" is a 1968 British thriller involving international politics and murder in a reasonably tortuous plot. It's also a Betty Box/Ralph Thomas picture which means it was never likely to set the world on fire; workmanlike is about the best you can say for it. What distinguishes it is the cast. The usually reliable Rod Taylor is the Australian policeman sent to London to arrest Christopher Plummer's Australian High Commissioner for the murder of his first wife and finding, when he gets there, that Plummer isn't the villian he's been painted. Lilli Palmer is Plummer's current wife. (she's the best thing in the picture), Camilla Sparv is his secretary and Daliah Lavi, a very fatale femme. Franchot Tone even pops in for a cameo appearance as does an uncredited Leo McKern. It's not particularly exciting and it is rather far-fetched and it will never rank in any list of decent conspiracy thrillers but at least it passes an entertaining couple of hours.


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