Midas Run (UK title A Run on Gold) is a 1969 American comedy film directed by Alf Kjellin and starring Richard Crenna, Anne Heywood and, in one of his final big-screen roles, Fred Astaire. It was shot at the Tirrenia Studios in Tuscany. Location shooting took place in London, Venice, Milan and Rome.
|Directed by||Alf Kjellin|
|Produced by||Selig J. Seligman|
|Written by||Ronald Austin|
|Starring||Richard Crenna, Fred Astaire|
|Music by||Elmer Bernstein|
|Edited by||Fredric Steinkamp|
|Distributed by||Cinerama Releasing|
Pedley, retiring from the British Secret Service, can't understand why he hasn't yet been knighted. He devises an elaborate heist of an airplane cargo, recruiting Mike Warden, a writer from America, although his real aim is to capture the elusive General Ferranti.
Warden travels to Italy to assume control of the scheme along with Pedley's accomplice Sylvia Giroux, with whom he soon falls in love. They are arrested, but Pedley comes to their rescue just in time.
- Richard Crenna as Mike Warden
- Anne Heywood as Sylvia Giroux
- Fred Astaire as Joseph Pedley
- Ralph Richardson as Lord Henshaw
- Cesar Romero as Carlo Dodero
- Adolfo Celi as General Ferranti
- Maurice Denham as Charles Crittenden
- John Le Mesurier as Wells
- Jacques Sernas as Paul Giroux
- Karl-Otto Alberty as Mark Dietrich
- George Hartmann as Anton Pfeiffer
- Carolyn De Fonseca as Ingeborg Pfeiffer
- Aldo Bufi Landi as Carabinieri
- Stanley Baugh as Pilot
- Fred Astaire Jr. as Co-Pilot
- Bruce Beeby as Gordon
- Robert Henderson as The Dean
- Roddy McDowall as Wister
The film earned rentals of $300,000 in North America and $200,000 in other countries. After all costs were deducted it recorded a loss of $1,515,000.
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