Cliff Robertson
Director: Basil Dearden Cast: Cliff Robertson
Cliff Robertson
, Jack Hawkins
Jack Hawkins
, Marisa Mell
Marisa Mell
Basil Dearden


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In this blend of action-adventure and spy satire, the British government has been negotiating with the Middle Eastern nation of Ramaut to lease their oil fields for drilling by U.K. petroleum companies, but at the last minute, the deal collapses, and Col. Drexel (Jack Hawkins), a military leader who has worked with the authorities in Ramaut before, is given an unusual assignment. The young Prince Jamil of Ramaut (Christopher Witty) is scheduled to take the nation's throne and become the country's leader. Drexel and his men are to kidnap Jamil, hold him until he is of age, and then release him once they've persuaded him to sign the oil lease agreement. American operative David Frazer (Cliff Robertson) is called in to help, and he meets Drexel at the villa where Jamil is being held captive. However, shortly after Frazer is confronted by Sophie (Marisa Mell) and a gang of agents, he's knocked senseless and wakes up to find that Jamil is missing. Drexel's superiors think that Frazer was in on the plot to free Jamil, and while Drexel knows better, it just so happens that he has his own agenda -- Drexel has been negotiating with Jamil's family to release him in exchange for a cash payment that would go directly into his pocket. Incidentally, if you have trouble finding Ramaut on a map, don't worry -- it exists only in the mind of screenwriters William Goldman and Michael Relph.

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Product Details

Release Date: 09/14/2021
UPC: 0738329255435
Original Release: 1965
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Time: 1:42:00
Sales rank: 30,512

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cliff Robertson David Frazer
Jack Hawkins Col. Drexel
Marisa Mell Sophie
Christopher Witty Prince Jamil
Bill Fraser Dunwoody
Michel Piccoli Sarrassin
Tutte Lemkow Paviot
Keith Pyott Gustave
Jose Burgos El Mono
Charles Gray Benson
John Le Mesurier Sir Robert
Roger Delgado Ahmed Ben Fa'id
Jerold Wells Brindle
Felix Aylmer Henrickson
Ernest Clark Minister
David Nettheim Photographer
Anthony Singleton His Assistant
Norman Fisher Bishop
James Mossman Himself

Technical Credits
Basil Dearden Director
Don Ashton Production Designer
Beatrice Dawson Costumes/Costume Designer
Harry Frampton Makeup
William Goldman Screenwriter
Philip Green Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
John Guthridge Editor
Otto Heller Cinematographer
Michael Relph Producer,Screenwriter
Jack Stephens Art Director

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