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Time Out says

An early script collaboration from William Goldman produces a nicely understated satire on the spy movie boom, in which the Foreign Office despatch Hawkins and Robertson (old wartime buddies, not very up on the espionage thing) to kidnap a young Arab prince for his own protection prior to his coronation. The plot convolutions of Victor Canning's novel Castle Minerva are given a wryly cynical edge, and Dearden copes surprisingly well with the spectacle.
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Release Details

  • Duration:102 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Basil Dearden
  • Screenwriter:Michael Relph, William Goldman
  • Cast:
    • Cliff Robertson
    • Jack Hawkins
    • Marisa Mell
    • Christopher Witty
    • Bill Fraser
    • Michel Piccoli
    • Tutte Lemkow
    • Charles Gray
    • John Le Mesurier
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