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  • 12
  • Adventure, Drama
  • 1966
  • 107 mins




A convoluted and often ridiculous, if also enjoyable, thriller. Professor Peck, who knows a thing or two about Arabic hieroglyphics, is enlisted to decipher messages, which may provide a vital key to foiling a plot to assassinate a Middle Eastern Prime Minister. All this is merely an excuse for jetting from one spectacular setting to the next, chalking up several murders and chases on the way.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Alan Badel, Kieron Moore, John Merivale, Gregory Peck, Sophia Loren, Carl Duering
  • Director: Stanley Donen
  • Writer: Julian Mitchell, Stanley Price, Peter Stone
  • Producer: Stanley Donen
  • Photographer: Christopher Challis

In a nutshell

Then it just leaves Peck to decide whether he can trust Loren, the mistress of one of the ring-leaders and his inadvertent sidekick, to help him lead the whole shebang towards a happy conclusion.

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