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Sebastian (1968)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 29 January 1969 (France)
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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Nobody knows what he does... just that he has 100 girls to do it with! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Details

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Recording System)

Color:

Color (Prints by Technicolor)| Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Originally planned as a reunion between the writer (Leo Marks) and the director (Michael Powell) of Peeping Tom (1960), this was inspired by Marks' own wartime career as an ace code-breaker. However, the notoriety of "Peeping Tom" made it hard to get the project off the ground. Powell became connected with American Producer Herbert Brodkin during the making of the television series Espionage (1963), and hoped that Brodkin's interest would get this movie made. When it finally was, he and Marks were replaced. Powell had to be content with a producing credit, while Marks was credited solely with the story. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Rebecca Howard: [half-joking] You're going to make me so miserable!
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Connections

Referenced in Endeavour: Canticle (2017) See more »

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Here Comes The Night
Written by Jerry Goldsmith, Hal Shaper
Sung by Anita Harris
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No flashy review, I just really like it
6 February 2014 | by daisy2mae2See all my reviews

My husband was watching a movie today and I had to comment to him as I was passing by that I really liked one of the actors in it and very much enjoyed one of his other movies.

I had to check him out on IMDb: Dirk Bogarde to find the title that I had trouble retrieving from the depths of my mind (thank goodness for IMDb).

I am also one of those who saw it many years ago and it keeps popping back to mind. I liked the actors, the characters, the mood, the somewhat psychedelic feel of the 60s and really wish they would bring it out on DVD so that I can see it again and keep the title nearer the forefront of my brain!


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