#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Rod Taylor plays a policeman sent to return a sensitive case; An Australian citizen, currently acting as high commissioner for peace talks who is wanted for an old charge — of murder. The talks are too sensitive to be disturbed, so Taylor ends up watching Christopher Plummer as he conducts his talks, and discovers that some want the talks to fail enough to think that killing Plummer is an obvious way to stop them.
Plot: Detective Scobie Malone accepts a mission to fly to London to arrest Sir James Quentin, a high-level commissioner wanted down under for murder. But when Malone arrives, he finds that the amiable Quentin is not only the key in groundbreaking peace negotiations, but also the target of an assassin himself.
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A disappointing travesty
What a disappointment! I’ve enjoyed the Jon Cleary books about Scobie Malone, but there’s little resemblance between him and the cinematic Malone. In the books he’s a city detective, who is devoted to his wife and doesn’t get involved in fisticuffs. For the film the character has been spiced up, into an outback copper who uses his fists and isn’t averse to jumping into bed with a gorgeous girl, though quite what she and the film’s other sex interest see in him I don’t know; Taylor was 39 at the time and his face was getting puffy.
But his character’s stamina is remarkable; he flies in from Australia, apparently goes straight to the Commissioner’s house (rather unwisely seeking to arrest him during a black-tie reception), saves him from assassination (getting into a fight in the process), goes to a casino with one girl, leaves with another and takes her to bed. So much for jet lag! On the way back to the Commissioner’s house (showing a good knowledge of London back streets), he gets beaten up by the baddies, but is still first down to breakfast! It’s also remarkable that the commissioner’s limo has its windscreen and headlights miraculously repaired within minutes of the assassination attempt and that one character has a touching faith in the precise timekeeping of a clock-activated bomb.
The best thing is Joseph the Butler’s disdain for the uncouth Malone. And at least the film avoids being a London travelogue, though some scenes take place during the Wimbledon tennis week.
Really something to look at, but missing so much more.
Another complex 60’s political thriller with lots of great art Direction and glances and heavily made-up females dealing with a visiting Australian diplomat (Christopher Plummer) in London and the arrival of a South Wales Australia police officer Rod Taylor gives in the instructions to arrest him. It turns out that there’s so much more going on, an attempted political assassination on Plummer (one scene has it through nearest real camera at a tennis match) by a nasty spy ring (led by the exotic looking spider woman Daliah Lavi) which Taylor uncovers.
Along the way there are encounters with the sardonic Camilla Sparv, Plummer’s devoted wife (Lilli Palmer) and such memorable supporting players as Clive Revill, Calvin Lockhart and Burt Kwouk.
This film probably look much better on the big screen because it’s one of those cinematic films that loses something on a smaller TV. It’s often complex to the point where it becomes convoluted and messy, but there are a lot of entertaining moments. That doesn’t necessarily add up to a good film, but Plummer, Taylor and Palmer are memorable. A very typical 60’s thriller that is attractive on the surface but rather empty inside.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 41 min (101 min) (DVD) (USA)
Genre Action, Drama, Thriller
Director Ralph Thomas
Writer Jon Cleary, Wilfred Greatorex
Actors Rod Taylor, Christopher Plummer, Lilli Palmer
Country United Kingdom, United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1
Laboratory The Rank Organisation (processed by)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm