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Released in Great Britain in Oct 1968. Location scenes filmed in Almeria, Spain. The working title of this film is Avec-Avec ... More Less

Released in Great Britain in Oct 1968. Location scenes filmed in Almeria, Spain. The working title of this film is Avec-Avec . More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Martin Manulis Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
2nd unit dir
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Cam op
2nd unit cam
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dresser
COSTUMES
Cost des
Ward mistress
MUSIC
SOUND
Sd mix
Dub mix
Sd ed
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
MAKEUP
Hairdresser
PRODUCTION MISC
Loc prod mgr
Cont
Aviation adv
Dial coach
Casting
SOURCES
SONGS
"I'm Satisfied," words and music by Cynthia Weil, Barry Mann and Ernie Freeman
sung by Lou Rawls.
PERFORMER
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Avec-Avec
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 16 Sep 1968
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Productions
Copyright Date:
1 October 1968
Copyright Number:
LP36434
Physical Properties:
Sound
Westrex
Color
Technicolor
Duration(in mins):
101
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Half brothers Stefane and Antony decide to rob their father, millionaire tycoon Charles Calvert, of $2,000,000 in bank notes which he is transferring by ship from Tangiers to France. To help them carry off the heist, they recruit Duffy, an eccentric American hippie adventurer living in Tangiers. Although dubious at first, Duffy is won over by the prospect of a rich haul and by the seductive Segolene, Stefane's girl friend. Once preparations have been completed, Duffy, Segolene, and Stefane board the ship in disguises and, after a temporary delay in opening the safe, seize the loot. Duffy and Segolene dive overboard with the money and are picked up by Antony, who is waiting for them in a fishing vessel equipped with a helicopter and several fresh cadavers whose pockets have been stuffed with bank notes. Once out of sight of Calvert's ship, the trio board the helicopter and blow up the fishing boat, leaving behind nothing but floating debris and corpses. They reach their hideout on Corsica, and Antony returns to Paris while Duffy and Segolene wait for Stefane to make arrangements for exchanging the currency. Two conflicting cables, presumably from Stefane, lead Duffy to suspect a double-cross. His suspicions are confirmed when he discovers that Segolene is actually Calvert's mistress and that Calvert masterminded the whole scheme in order to keep the stolen money and at the same time collect insurance on it. Duffy quickly contacts the local chief of police and presents Calvert and Segolene with the money, which he claims to have found. The outwitted Calvert has no choice but to give Duffy a $100,000 ... +


Half brothers Stefane and Antony decide to rob their father, millionaire tycoon Charles Calvert, of $2,000,000 in bank notes which he is transferring by ship from Tangiers to France. To help them carry off the heist, they recruit Duffy, an eccentric American hippie adventurer living in Tangiers. Although dubious at first, Duffy is won over by the prospect of a rich haul and by the seductive Segolene, Stefane's girl friend. Once preparations have been completed, Duffy, Segolene, and Stefane board the ship in disguises and, after a temporary delay in opening the safe, seize the loot. Duffy and Segolene dive overboard with the money and are picked up by Antony, who is waiting for them in a fishing vessel equipped with a helicopter and several fresh cadavers whose pockets have been stuffed with bank notes. Once out of sight of Calvert's ship, the trio board the helicopter and blow up the fishing boat, leaving behind nothing but floating debris and corpses. They reach their hideout on Corsica, and Antony returns to Paris while Duffy and Segolene wait for Stefane to make arrangements for exchanging the currency. Two conflicting cables, presumably from Stefane, lead Duffy to suspect a double-cross. His suspicions are confirmed when he discovers that Segolene is actually Calvert's mistress and that Calvert masterminded the whole scheme in order to keep the stolen money and at the same time collect insurance on it. Duffy quickly contacts the local chief of police and presents Calvert and Segolene with the money, which he claims to have found. The outwitted Calvert has no choice but to give Duffy a $100,000 reward. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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