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Midas Run (1969)

A veteran Secret Service Agent from Britain hijacks a government shipment of fifteen million dollars of gold out of an irritation for never being knighted.

Director:

Alf Kjellin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Crenna ... Mike Warden
Anne Heywood ... Sylvia Giroux
Fred Astaire ... John Pedley
Ralph Richardson ... Lord Henshaw
Cesar Romero ... Carlo Dodero
Adolfo Celi ... General Ferranti
Maurice Denham ... Charles Crittenden
John Le Mesurier ... Wells
Jacques Sernas ... Paul Giroux
Karl-Otto Alberty ... Mark Dietrich
George Hartmann George Hartmann ... Anton Pfeiffer
Carolyn De Fonseca Carolyn De Fonseca ... Ingeborg Pfeiffer (as Caroline De Fonseca)
Aldo Bufi Landi Aldo Bufi Landi ... Carabinieri
Stanley Baugh Stanley Baugh ... Pilot
Fred Astaire Jr. Fred Astaire Jr. ... Co-Pilot
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A veteran Secret Service Agent from Britain hijacks a government shipment of fifteen million dollars of gold out of an irritation for never being knighted.

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He had ten million dollars in gold. Now he has it. Then she got it. See more »


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Released one month before The Italian Job. Both films deal with the heist of a cache of gold bars committed on Italian soil and both featured character actor John Le Mesurier in the supporting cast. See more »

Soundtracks

The Midas Run
Written by Elmer Bernstein and Don Black
Performed by Anne Heywood
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An entertaining caper movie with an all-star cast
27 July 2003 | by victordanemoreSee all my reviews

An appealing caper movie with an all-star cast. Fred Astaire is mischievous as a longtime British Secret Service man perennially passed over for knighthood. Disappointed again, he masterminds a plan to steal gold bullion on an airplane. He cons ex-Ivy League professor Richard Crenna & Anne Heywood, jet set

ex-wife of Jacques Sernas to help him recruit a gang of thieves. With good guys Ralph Richardson & Roddy McDowall, bad guys Cesar Romero & Adolfo Celi.

Filmed in London and Italy. Delightful music by Elmer Bernstein with Anne

Heywood performing the title song. Directed by actor Alf Kjellin.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Run on Gold See more »

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Color:

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1.85 : 1
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