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Our Man in Marrakesh

Our Man in Marrakesh (released in North America as Bang! Bang! You're Dead!) is a 1966 British comedy spy film shot in Morocco produced and co-written by Harry Alan Towers, directed by Don Sharp and starring Tony Randall, Herbert Lom and Senta Berger.[2][3]

Our Man in Marrakesh
Our Man in Marrakesh - UK cinema poster.jpg
British cinema poster
Directed byDon Sharp
Produced byHarry Alan Towers
Written byPeter Yeldham
Based onoriginal story by Peter Welbeck (Harry Alan Towers)
StarringTony Randall
Senta Berger
Herbert Lom
Wilfrid Hyde-White
Terry-Thomas
Music byMalcolm Lockyer
CinematographyMichael Reed
Edited byTeddy Darvas
Production
company
Marrakesh Film
Distributed byAnglo-Amalgamated
Release date
  • 5 May 1966 (1966-05-05) (UK[1])
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

PlotEdit

One of six travellers who catch the bus from Casablanca airport to Marrakesh is carrying $2 million to pay a powerful local man (Herbert Lom) to fix United Nations votes on behalf of an unnamed nation. But not even the powerful man knows which of them it is - and his background checks reveal that at least three of them aren't who they claim to be. As agents from other nations may be among them, he and his henchmen have to be very careful until the courier chooses to reveal himself - or herself...

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ReceptionEdit

Our Man in Marrakesh opened in London on 5 May 1966, the same day as A Man Could Get Killed and the day before Modesty Blaise. This caused the critic in The Times to write a combined review titled "Humorous variations on theme of the secret agent", where Our Man in Marrakesh is noted for having a story similar to A Man Could Get Killed, but comparatively lacking in wit. However, the film gets some credit for a literally colourful chase through Marrakesh's dyers' quarter.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b The Time, 5 May 166, page 20: Humorous variations on theme of the secret agent - found in The Times Digital Archive 2014-07-20
  2. ^ "Our Man in Marrakesh". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 October 2008.
  3. ^ OUR MAN IN MARRAKESH Monthly Film Bulletin; London Vol. 33, Iss. 384, (Jan 1, 1966): 96.

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