The High Commissioner (1968)

93 mins | Melodrama | 1968

Director:

Ralph Thomas

Producer:

Betty E. Box

Cinematographer:

Ernest Steward

Editor:

Ernest Hosler

Production Designer:

Tony Woollard

Production Companies:

Rank Organisation, Selmur Pictures, Inc., Rodlor, Inc.
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HISTORY

Filmed on location in and around London. Opened in London in Sep 1968 as Nobody Runs Forever; running time: 101 min. ...

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Filmed on location in and around London. Opened in London in Sep 1968 as Nobody Runs Forever; running time: 101 min.

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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
Assoc prod
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Cam op
ART DIRECTOR
Prod des
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dresser
COSTUMES
Cost des
Cost coordinator
MUSIC
Mus comp & dir
SOUND
Sd ed
MAKEUP
Hairdresser
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The High Commissioner by Jon Cleary (London, 1966).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Nobody Runs Forever
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles opening: 25 Sep 1968
Production Date:

Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Eastmancolor
Duration(in mins):
93
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Scobie Malone, a detective sergeant in the bush country of Australia, is sent to London by Flannery, his ambitious supervisor, to arrest Australian High Commissioner Sir James Quentin for the murder of his first wife 25 years ago. Scobie meets Quentin in London and is impressed with his personable manner and dedication to a vital trade conference he is directing. Unperturbed by the murder charge, Quentin refuses to leave until the conference is over. Scobie moves into Quentin's house and meets Sheila, Quentin's second wife, and Lisa, his devoted secretary. When Quentin is called away to visit the ailing American ambassador, he is accompanied by Scobie, who saves him from an attempted assassination. That night, Scobie is summoned to a gambling club where he meets the beautiful Madame Cholon, spends the night with her, and is beaten by three thugs on his way home. The next day at Wimbledon, Scobie saves Quentin's life again when Pallain, a news reporter, tries to shoot him. Sheila discovers the reason for Scobie's visit and confesses that she killed Quentin's first wife, although Quentin insists that she is lying. The butler then informs Sheila that he has placed a bomb in the living room at the instruction of Madame Cholon, who is a foreign agent sent to disrupt the trade conference. To save her husband's career, Sheila takes the bomb to Madame Cholon and remains with her until it ...

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Scobie Malone, a detective sergeant in the bush country of Australia, is sent to London by Flannery, his ambitious supervisor, to arrest Australian High Commissioner Sir James Quentin for the murder of his first wife 25 years ago. Scobie meets Quentin in London and is impressed with his personable manner and dedication to a vital trade conference he is directing. Unperturbed by the murder charge, Quentin refuses to leave until the conference is over. Scobie moves into Quentin's house and meets Sheila, Quentin's second wife, and Lisa, his devoted secretary. When Quentin is called away to visit the ailing American ambassador, he is accompanied by Scobie, who saves him from an attempted assassination. That night, Scobie is summoned to a gambling club where he meets the beautiful Madame Cholon, spends the night with her, and is beaten by three thugs on his way home. The next day at Wimbledon, Scobie saves Quentin's life again when Pallain, a news reporter, tries to shoot him. Sheila discovers the reason for Scobie's visit and confesses that she killed Quentin's first wife, although Quentin insists that she is lying. The butler then informs Sheila that he has placed a bomb in the living room at the instruction of Madame Cholon, who is a foreign agent sent to disrupt the trade conference. To save her husband's career, Sheila takes the bomb to Madame Cholon and remains with her until it explodes.

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