A Man Could Get Killed (1966)

97 mins | Comedy | 1966

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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed in Rome and Lisbon. The working title of this film is Welcome, Mr. Beddoes ... More Less

Location scenes filmed in Rome and Lisbon. The working title of this film is Welcome, Mr. Beddoes . More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
In charge of prod
Assoc prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
COSTUMES
Miss Dee's ward
Miss Mercouri's ward
MUSIC
PRODUCTION MISC
Unit prod mgr
Stunt coordinator
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Diamonds for Danger by David Esdaile Walker (New York, 1954).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Welcome, Mr. Beddoes
Premiere Information:
Miami, Florida, opening: 25 March 1966
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures
Copyright Date:
7 May 1966
Copyright Number:
LP35379
Physical Properties:
Sound
Westrex
Color
Technicolor
Widescreen/ratio
Panavision
Duration(in mins):
97
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

William Beddoes arrives in Lisbon to investigate financial interests for his American bank. He is mistaken by British embassy official Hatton-Jones for an agent on a secret mission concerning a fortune in missing industrial diamonds. Despite his efforts to prove his total ignorance regarding the gems, Beddoes is pursued by adventuress Aurora-Celeste, the paramour of the murdered man he supposedly is replacing, and by Steve-Antonio, a bogus Portuguese who describes himself to Beddoes as an amateur smuggler and who himself is pursued by Amy Franklin, a former acquaintance from the United States. Soon Beddoes and Aurora-Celeste are being followed by international spies, all on the trail of the hidden diamonds. After being arrested and bailed out by Hatton-Jones, Beddoes decides to ignore his amateur status and solve the mystery. Beddoes, Steve, Amy, and Aurora are invited aboard the yacht of Dr. Mathieson, an Englishman, who reveals himself to be the real thief and Hatton-Jones to be the real agent. Beddoes then engineers an escape and recovers the missing diamonds. He takes his reward money and reluctantly says goodby to Aurora-Celeste. She, however, is fully confident that they will meet once again; she has purloined his ... +


William Beddoes arrives in Lisbon to investigate financial interests for his American bank. He is mistaken by British embassy official Hatton-Jones for an agent on a secret mission concerning a fortune in missing industrial diamonds. Despite his efforts to prove his total ignorance regarding the gems, Beddoes is pursued by adventuress Aurora-Celeste, the paramour of the murdered man he supposedly is replacing, and by Steve-Antonio, a bogus Portuguese who describes himself to Beddoes as an amateur smuggler and who himself is pursued by Amy Franklin, a former acquaintance from the United States. Soon Beddoes and Aurora-Celeste are being followed by international spies, all on the trail of the hidden diamonds. After being arrested and bailed out by Hatton-Jones, Beddoes decides to ignore his amateur status and solve the mystery. Beddoes, Steve, Amy, and Aurora are invited aboard the yacht of Dr. Mathieson, an Englishman, who reveals himself to be the real thief and Hatton-Jones to be the real agent. Beddoes then engineers an escape and recovers the missing diamonds. He takes his reward money and reluctantly says goodby to Aurora-Celeste. She, however, is fully confident that they will meet once again; she has purloined his passport. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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