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.[dead link]
|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 - Mike Warden
- Anne Heywood - Sylvia Giroux
- Fred Astaire - Joseph Pedley
- Ralph Richardson - Lord Henshaw
- Cesar Romero - Carlo Dodero
- Adolfo Celi - General Ferranti
- Maurice Denham - Charles Crittenden
- John Le Mesurier - Wells
- Jacques Sernas - Paul Giroux
- Karl-Otto Alberty - Mark Dietrich
- George Hartmann - Anton Pfeiffer
- Carolyn De Fonseca - Ingeborg Pfeiffer (as Caroline De Fonseca)
- Aldo Bufi Landi - Carabinieri
- Stanley Baugh - Pilot
- Fred Astaire Jr. - Co-Pilot
- Bruce Beeby - Gordon
- Robert Henderson - The Dean
- Roddy McDowall - 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.
- "ABC's 5 Years of Film Production Profits & Losses", Variety, May 31, 1973 p 3
- Weiler, A. H. "New York Times: Midas Run". NY Times. Retrieved August 30, 2008.