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Sebastian (1968)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 29 January 1969 (France)
British mathematician Sebastian (Sir Dirk Bogarde), working on code decryption, unexpectedly falls in love with decrypter Rebecca Howard (Susannah York). This leads them to a complicated ... See full summary »

Director:

David Greene

Writers:

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dirk Bogarde ... Sebastian
Susannah York ... Rebecca Howard
Lilli Palmer ... Elsa Shahn
John Gielgud ... Head of Intelligence
Janet Munro ... Carol Fancy
Ronald Fraser ... Toby
Margaret Johnston ... Miss Elliott
Nigel Davenport ... Gen. Phillips
John Ronane John Ronane ... Jameson
Hayward Morse ... Gavin
Donald Sutherland ... Ackerman
Ann Beach Ann Beach ... Pamela
Susan Whitman Susan Whitman ... Tilly
Ann Sidney Ann Sidney ... Naomi
Veronica Clifford Veronica Clifford ... Ginny
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Storyline

British mathematician Sebastian (Sir Dirk Bogarde), working on code decryption, unexpectedly falls in love with decrypter Rebecca Howard (Susannah York). This leads them to a complicated intrigue within the codebreakers. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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No secret is secret from Sebastian and his 100 gorgeous codebreakers See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 1969 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Sebastian See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Maccius See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Recording System)

Color:

Color (Prints by Technicolor)| Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Rebecca Howard: What's Sebastian like?
Elsa Shahn: He's a poor lost lamb like the rest of us.
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Connections

Featured in Hollywood U.K.: Strangers in the City (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

You Gotta Let Me Go
Performed by The Happeners
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Mod, beguiling and niftily creative cryptography film that appears to be a generally forgotten gem.
10 April 2003 | by TheVidSee all my reviews

Dirk Bogarde is at his most suave and the swinging London sixties is most convincingly presented in this extremely stylish, sophisticated romp that was slyly coy at the time, and simply fab when viewed today. Jerry Goldsmith provides noticeable musical accompaniment. Hip.


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