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A Fine Pair (1968)

Ruba al prossimo tuo (original title)
A detective gets involved with the beautiful daughter of an old friend. The daughter turns out to be a jewel thief, who in turn gets the detective involved in a caper in Austria.

Director:

Francesco Maselli

Writers:

Francesco Maselli (screenplay), Luisa Montagnana (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Rock Hudson ... Capt. Mike Harmon
Claudia Cardinale ... Esmeralda Marini
Tomas Milian ... Roger
Leon Askin ... Chief Wellman
Ellen Corby ... Maddy Walker
Walter Giller ... Franz
Guido Alberti Guido Alberti ... Uncle Camillo Marini
Peter Dane Peter Dane ... Albert Kinsky
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Married NYPD Captain Mike Harmon receives a visit from Esmeralda Marini, who he has not seen in twelve years since she was a child. She is the daughter of an old police colleague from Italy, Inspector Marini who is now deceased. Mike recalls those six months in Italy as the happiest in his life. She has come to New York to ask specifically for Mike's help, her father telling her always to trust Mike if she's in trouble. She finally admits to him that she is a jewel thief, but that she wants to turn over a new leaf by returning the jewels she and a well known criminal named Jackie Mitchell stole from the safe of the villa of wealthy and famous Ogden Fairchild in Kitzbühel, Austria. Since the Fairchilds are not in Kitzbühel at the moment, they do not even know that the jewels are yet missing. So Mike figures if they can break into the villa and replace the jewels in the safe before the Fairchilds return to Kitzbühel, Esmeralda will not have to face prosecution. But breaking in the ... Written by Huggo

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He was a good, law-abiding citizen, but she didn't hold that against him. See more »


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Rock Hudson was on Variety's list of Top Ten Overpriced Stars of 1968. See more »

Goofs

When the officer who has just dropped off Hudson's lady friend arrives, his patrol car has "23rd Precinct" painted on the side. Yet when patrolman himself exits car, his collar brass clearly says "12th Pct." See more »

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Featured in Rock Hudson's Home Movies (1992) See more »

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A frightful mess
19 November 2016 | by michaelg-784-603194See all my reviews

This is a dreadful film. Rock Hudson speaks as if he were dubbed. Cardinale is unbearably kittenish and cutesy-poo as she deploys her three facial expressions and the "plot' is incomprehensible. Not one person acts as if she or he were a normal human being. It is hard not to lose the will to live after about half an hour of this tosh. The scenes of them behaving like idiots in Rome are straight out of the viagra school of advertising and one expects a voice over announcing that you should see a doctor if your boredom lasts for more than four hours. A forgettable score by Enrico Morrioni, an unbelievable script that seems to have been run through an automatic translation machine, two stars at the bottom of their game, direction, such as it is, that uses every cliché from caper films in seemingly random order--what's not to hate?


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Country:

Italy

Language:

English | Italian | German

Release Date:

10 May 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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