Shirley MacLaine and Michael Caine star in a firstrate suspense comedy, cleverly scripted, expertly directed and handsomely mounted.
Ronald Neame has obtained superior characterizations from all hands. MacLaine, playing a Eurasian gal, displays her deft comedy abilities after the opening segment, in which she is stone-faced and silent. Caine socks over a characterization which is at first tightlipped and cold, then turning warm with human and romantic frailty. Lom is excellent as the potentate, so assured of his security devices that audience sympathy encourages the machinations of Caine and MacLaine. 1966: Nominations: Best Color Costume Design, Color Art Direction, Sound
Universal. Director Ronald Neame; Producer Leo L. Fuchs; Screenplay Jack Davies, Alvin Sargent; Camera Clifford Stine; Editor Alma Macrorie; Music Maurice Jarre; Art Director Alexander Golitzen, George C. Webb
(Color) Widescreen. Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1966. Running time: 107 MIN.
Shirley MacLaine Michael Caine Herbert Lom Roger C. Carmel Arnold Moss John Abbott