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Caravan to Vaccares (1974)

American Neil Bowman is traveling through France when he meets British photographer Lila. They are hired by French land owner Duc de Croyter to escort a Hungarian scientist to New York. But... See full summary »

Director:

Geoffrey Reeve

Writers:

Alistair MacLean (novel), Paul Wheeler (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Birney ... Bowman
Charlotte Rampling ... Lila
Michael Lonsdale ... Duc de Croyter (as Michel Lonsdale)
Marcel Bozzuffi ... Czerda
Michael Bryant ... Zuger
Serge Marquand Serge Marquand ... Ferenc
Marianne Eggerickx Marianne Eggerickx ... Cecile
Françoise Brion ... Stella
Vania Vilers ... Vania
Manitas De Plata Manitas De Plata ... Ricardo
Jean-Pierre Cargol Jean-Pierre Cargol ... Jules
Jean-Pierre Castaldi Jean-Pierre Castaldi ... Pierre
Jean Michaux Jean Michaux ... Waiter
Alan Scott Alan Scott ... Receptionist
Jean-Yves Gautier Jean-Yves Gautier ... Gendarme (as Jean-Yves Gauthier)
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Storyline

American Neil Bowman is traveling through France when he meets British photographer Lila. They are hired by French land owner Duc de Croyter to escort a Hungarian scientist to New York. But they soon realize that the job is not a cushy number, and have to deal with a gang of kidnappers who will stop at nothing to get their hands on the scientist. Written by measham

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Guns of Navarone - Where Eagles Dare - When Eight Bells Toll - AND NOW... [UK Theatrical]


Certificate:

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Country:

UK | France

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

28 August 1974 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Takaa ajo Vaccaresiin See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(USA cut) | (original length)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Alternate Versions

There are two known version of this film. The international cut is 98 minutes and a heavily cut US version is 84 minutes. See more »

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Music by Manitas De Plata
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Like A Bunch of Film-Makers Went on Holiday to France and Made a Movie in their Spare Time.
13 July 2007 | by MetalMiikeSee all my reviews

It's weird, this film; you get the impression that the makers of this snooze-fest spent more time in the local bars than on set. In fact, it's a surprise not to see Harry Alan Towers' name on the credits; it certainly has the flavour of one of his tax-shelter productions but here the motivation behind the project seems to be for all involved to enjoy a prolonged stay in Provence. Despite the fact that the film is supposed to take place all over the region, Les Baux and the area around it stands in for almost everything.

David Birney makes for a spectacularly colourless hero - as Michael Lonsdale says at one point "you're a walking cliché". What Lonsdale is doing in this is anyone's guess. For some reason, the most interesting character, played by Rampling, is sidelined, whereas, regardless of the book, she should have been the central figure because she clearly has the skill to carry the movie (which would have been dull anyway, but at least we'd have got more of something pretty to look at).

All in all a pointless affair that is only worth watching to see how action-less an action movie can be.


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