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Assignment to Kill (1968)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | December 1968 (USA)
A private eye is hired by an insurance company to investigate a shipping magnate suspected of deliberately sinking his own ships for the insurance money. He finds himself involved in a web of deception, double-crossing, and murder.

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Sheldon Reynolds
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Cast

Cast overview:
Patrick O'Neal ... Richard Cutting
Joan Hackett ... Dominique Laurant
John Gielgud ... Curt Valayan
Herbert Lom ... Matt Wilson
Eric Portman ... Notary
Peter van Eyck ... Walter Green
Oskar Homolka ... Inspector Ruff
Leon Greene ... The Big Man
Kent Smith ... Mr. Eversley
Philip Ober ... Bohlen
Fifi D'Orsay ... Mrs. Hennie
Éva Szörényi Éva Szörényi ... Landlady (as Eva Soreny)
Cynthia O'Neal ... Felice Valayan (as Cynthia Baxter)
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Storyline

A private eye is hired by an insurance company to investigate a shipping magnate suspected of deliberately sinking his own ships for the insurance money. He finds himself involved in a web of deception, double-crossing, and murder.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

December 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Det gælder 15 millioner dollars See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This American movie seems to have been released in Europe far earlier than in the U.S. In Great Britain, it was released in the Spring of 1968, and was shown as the lower half of a double-bill with Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967). However, it was savagely cut to a length of only one hour and thirteen minutes. See more »

Quotes

Bohlen: Our investigators don't carry guns. Do you carry a gun?
Richard Cutting: Uh-huh.
Bohlen: May I see it?
Richard Cutting: No.
Bohlen: Why not?
Richard Cutting: I wouldn't be carrying it. You would.
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Pretty Good
4 August 2014 | by MrOllieSee all my reviews

I recorded this film when it was on TV a few nights ago and rather enjoyed it. It was a movie that I had not known about, but it is the sort of film I would have gone to see at the pictures in the 60's, if I had known of it. Patrick O'Neal is a private eye who has been employed by an Insurance Company to investigate the suspicious sinking of some ships. There is some lively banter between O'Neal and Herbert Lom which I liked, and scenes with O'Neal and Joan Hackett have quite a bit of sparkle about them. The only thing I didn't like was the whistling of the same irritating tune by Lom's henchman. Happily this only happened in the first quarter of the film. All in all, I thought that this was an entertaining film with a good cast and with a neat twist thrown in. A decent little movie.


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