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Assault on a Queen (1966)

Unrated | | Adventure, Crime, Thriller | 15 June 1966 (USA)
A motley crew of treasure hunters plan to rob the cruise-liner RMS Queen Mary, using a recovered WW2 German submarine.

Director:

Jack Donohue

Writers:

Jack Finney (novel), Rod Serling (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Frank Sinatra ... Mark Brittain
Virna Lisi ... Rosa Lucchesi
Anthony Franciosa ... Vic Rossiter
Richard Conte ... Tony Moreno
Alf Kjellin ... Eric Lauffnauer
Errol John ... Linc Langley
Murray Matheson ... Captain
Reginald Denny ... Master-at-Arms
John Warburton ... Bank Manager
Lester Matthews ... Doctor
Val Avery ... Trench
Gilchrist Stuart Gilchrist Stuart ... Officer #1
Ronald Long ... Officer #2
Leslie Bradley ... Officer #3
Arthur Gould-Porter Arthur Gould-Porter ... Officer #4
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Storyline

A group of adventurers refloat a WWII German submarine and prepare to use it to pull a very large heist; The Queen Mary which they plan to rob on the high seas. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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They stick up the Queen Mary in mid Atlantic See more »


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asalto al Queen Mary See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Duke Ellington, the film's composer, had to leave scoring the film to go on tour. Van Cleave and Frank Comstock were brought in not only to orchestrate the film but to finish the score and arrange the material. In the end, only five of Ellington's cues survived, with the rest being from the arrangers. Sadly, the master tapes to the score have been lost to time and the full extent of what Elliongton recorded that was not in the film will never be heard. In June 2016 Dragon's Domain Records released the score as heard in the film, but from monaural music stems, since the aforementioned master tapes no longer exist. See more »

Goofs

When the submarine is beneath the Queen Mary and the liner starts her engines and propellers, a technician's hand is clearly visible shaking the stern of the U-Boat model back and forth in the prop wake. This may not be apparent on the pan/scan version, but is obvious on the new Blu-Ray hi-def transfer. See more »

Quotes

Mark Brittain: You're not dedicated professionals. You're a brotherhood of happy, street-swingin' thinkers.
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I like it when I was a kid, but...
22 May 2006 | by bandini2See all my reviews

Well I saw this movie shortly after is was made, when I was in junior high school and loved it. I will not attempt to review the plot here since there has just been too many decades that have intervened since. I will say however, that I remember that several of my friends also saw it and we even used this movie as some kind of class project in seventh grade English class where we had to outline and develop a screenplay. Even so, we were just kids and easily impressed. I have never seen the film since, even on the late movie, but it would be interesting to see if it survived the ultimate test...the test of time. It is true that Francis Albert Sinatra, much like is often said of John Wayne, usually just played himself.


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