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Sebastian (1968)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 10 March 1969 (Sweden)
A British mathematician, working on code decryption, unexpectedly falls in love with another decrypter. This leads them to a complicated intrigue within the codebreakers.

Director:

David Greene

Writers:

Leo Marks (original screen story), Gerald Vaughan-Hughes (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dirk Bogarde ... Sebastian
Susannah York ... Rebecca Howard
Lilli Palmer ... Elsa Shahn
John Gielgud ... Head of Intelligence
Janet Munro ... Carol Fancy
Ronald Fraser ... Toby
Nigel Davenport ... Gen. Phillips
Margaret Johnston ... Miss Elliott
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ann Beach Ann Beach ... Pamela
James Belchamber ... Man with Dog
Veronica Clifford Veronica Clifford ... Ginny
Charles Farrell ... Taxi Driver
Alan Freeman Alan Freeman ... TV Disc Jockey
Charles Lloyd Pack Charles Lloyd Pack ... Chess Player
Portland Mason Portland Mason ... 'UG' Girl
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Storyline

A British mathematician, working on code decryption, unexpectedly falls in love with another decrypter. This leads them to a complicated intrigue within the codebreakers. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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We can't tell you what he does (it's an international secret) but he does it with 100 girls... and does it the best! See more »

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1969 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Sebastian See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Maccius See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Recording System)

Color:

Color (Prints by Technicolor)| Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dirk Bogarde was invariably very unwilling to do promotional work for his films, so it was a surprise when, at the time this film opened in New York, he did a series of interviews for American radio and on local TV talk shows to advertise it. His reason was, however, unconnected with any enthusiasm for the movie - he had been holidaying in the US and had run out of money, and so agreed to do this work in return for Paramount paying his expenses to get home. See more »

Quotes

Miss Elliott: [answering the phone] Abbey nine seven double three...
Rebecca Howard: Is there someone there called, Sebastian... oh... Sebastian someone?
Miss Elliott: Mister Sebastian...
Rebecca Howard: I met him in Oxford in the spring and he offered me a job
Miss Elliott: Hold on
Sebastian: [to Sebastian] A girl who says you offered her a job... in the spring
Sebastian: In the spring?
Miss Elliott: At Oxford
Sebastian: Ah! Licence number 66-0-F-Y-H
[he picks up the handset]
[...]
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Featured in Hollywood U.K.: Strangers in the City (1993) See more »

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Out of My Mind
Performed by Max Baer & The Chicago Setback
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crisp cool spy thriller
2 July 2001 | by curlew-2See all my reviews

Covers an area of espionage seldom seen in spy movies: cryptography and cryptoanalysis. The whole production is given a faint brush of the surreal and it works, especially with Dirk Bogarde's performance as the title character driven by obsessions (and often overwhelmed by them). That the film also manages to work on an occasional comedic level is an additional tribute to all concerned. Keep your eyes open for a pre-M*A*S*H appearance by Donald Sutherland.


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