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Assignment to Kill (1968)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | December 1968 (USA)
A private eye is hired by an insurance company to investigate a shipping magnate suspected of deliberately sinking his own ships for the insurance money. He finds himself involved in a web of deception, double-crossing, and murder.

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Sheldon Reynolds
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Cast

Cast overview:
Patrick O'Neal ... Richard Cutting
Joan Hackett ... Dominique Laurant
John Gielgud ... Curt Valayan
Herbert Lom ... Matt Wilson
Eric Portman ... Notary
Peter van Eyck ... Walter Green
Oskar Homolka ... Inspector Ruff
Leon Greene ... The Big Man
Kent Smith ... Mr. Eversley
Philip Ober ... Bohlen
Fifi D'Orsay ... Mrs. Hennie
Éva Szörényi Éva Szörényi ... Landlady (as Eva Soreny)
Cynthia O'Neal ... Felice Valayan (as Cynthia Baxter)
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Storyline

A private eye is hired by an insurance company to investigate a shipping magnate suspected of deliberately sinking his own ships for the insurance money. He finds himself involved in a web of deception, double-crossing, and murder.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

December 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Det gælder 15 millioner dollars See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

WILHELM SCREAM: When the hitman falls over the balcony at the end of a fight with the detective. See more »

Quotes

Richard Cutting: Mr. Eversley, please.
secretary: Do you have an appointment?
Richard Cutting: Yes.
secretary: Who shall I say is calling?
Richard Cutting: His 11 o'clock appointment.
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Connections

Referenced in Nathan for You: Souvenir Shop; ELAIFF (2014) See more »

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Over-Looked Gem

Saw this 1968 Spy-Thriller with my dad in 1968 at the old Boulevard Theater on Biscayne Blvd. in Miami, Florida. One of Patrick O'Neal's better films. Made during the era of such cold war classic's as Ipcress File, Funeral in Berlin, The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, and Kremlin Letter; for some unexplained reason however, this film never really caught on. It moved at a fast pace, was well acted and well scripted, had adventure, action, romance, humor, and a stunning surprise. Patrick O'Neal did his best work in the late 1960s with Kremlin Letter, Chamber of Horrors, Castle Keep, and Assignment to Kill. Joan Hacket was a shinning light. This rates as her second best on screen performance behind the group. Her death at 49 from cancer was a shock to her fans. Yet, she and Patrick O'Neal are forever caught in time; in their prime, in Assignment to Kill. Can't wait for the DVD to come out one day.


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