5.7/10
689
32 user 14 critic

Deadfall (1968)

Cat burglar Henry Clarke and his accomplices, the Moreaus, attempt to steal diamonds from the château of millionaire Salinas. However, Henry's partners in crime aren't the most emotionally stable people.

Director:

Bryan Forbes

Writers:

Desmond Cory (novel), Bryan Forbes (written for the screen by)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Magus (1968)
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A teacher on a Greek island becomes involved in bizarre mind-games with the island's magus (magician) and a beautiful young woman.

Director: Guy Green
Stars: Anthony Quinn, Michael Caine, Candice Bergen
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A British Agent is sent to East Berlin to receive a Communist defector, but the true situation turns out to be rather more complicated.

Director: Guy Hamilton
Stars: Michael Caine, Oskar Homolka, Paul Hubschmid
Play Dirty (1969)
Adventure | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

During World War II in North Africa, a group of British commandos disguised in Italian soldiers must travel behind enemy lines and destroy a vital Nazi oil depot.

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Michael Caine, Nigel Davenport, Nigel Green
Gambit (1966)
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An English cat burglar needs a Eurasian dancer's help to pull off the perfect heist, but even the most foolproof schemes have a way of backfiring.

Director: Ronald Neame
Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Michael Caine, Herbert Lom
Peeper (1975)
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Set in the 1940s, the story follows a private eye on a case to find a long lost daughter of an oddball client. Two goons are on a mission to stop him.

Director: Peter Hyams
Stars: Michael Caine, Natalie Wood, Kitty Winn
Hurry Sundown (1967)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Following World War II, a northern cannery combine negotiates for the purchase of a large tract of uncultivated Georgia farmland. The major portion of the land is owned by Julie Ann Warren ... See full summary »

Director: Otto Preminger
Stars: Michael Caine, Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law
The Wrong Box (1966)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In Victorian England, a fortune now depends on which of two brothers outlives the other, or can be made to have seemed to do so.

Director: Bryan Forbes
Stars: John Mills, Michael Caine, Ralph Richardson
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When a U.S. Intelligence Agent is unable to bring a ruthless drug baron to justice, he resorts to hiring a contract killer. But the man with whom he is put in contact turns out to be an old friend.

Director: Robert Parrish
Stars: Michael Caine, Anthony Quinn, James Mason
Gold (1974)
Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A South African gold mine manager discovers a plot hatched by the mine owners and London bankers to flood the mine in order to curb gold production and consequently manipulate its price on the stock markets.

Director: Peter R. Hunt
Stars: Roger Moore, Susannah York, Ray Milland
Certificate: GP Adventure | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

During the Thirty Years' War of 1600s, a band of Protestant mercenaries peacefully coexist with German Catholic villagers in a hidden idyllic mountain valley untouched by war.

Director: James Clavell
Stars: Michael Caine, Omar Sharif, Florinda Bolkan
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A vicious gang of crooks plan to steal the wages of a local factory, but their carefully laid plans go wrong, when the factory employs an armoured van to carry the cash. The gang still go ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Hayers
Stars: Michael Craig, Françoise Prévost, Billie Whitelaw
Certificate: GP Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A reluctant hero, American Lieutenant Sam Lawson, is secunded to a motley British unit tasked with destroying a Japanese radio on a Philippine island.

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Michael Caine, Cliff Robertson, Ian Bannen
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Michael Caine ... Henry
Vladek Sheybal ... Dr. Delgado
Emilio Rodríguez Emilio Rodríguez ... Police Captain (as Emilio Rodriguez)
David Buck David Buck ... Salinas
Carmen Dene Carmen Dene ... Masseuse
Geraldine Sherman Geraldine Sherman ... Receptionist
Giovanna Ralli ... Fe
Eric Portman ... Moreau
Leonard Rossiter ... Fillmore
Nanette Newman ... The Girl
Reg Howell Reg Howell ... Spanish Chauffeur
John Barry ... Orchestra Conductor
Renata Tarragó Renata Tarragó ... Solo Guitarist (as Renata Tarrago)
Carlos Pierre Carlos Pierre ... Antonio
Santiago Rivero ... Armed Guard
Edit

Storyline

Cat burglar Henry Clarke and his accomplices, the Moreaus, attempt to steal diamonds from the château of millionaire Salinas. However, Henry's partners in crime aren't the most emotionally stable people.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Michael Caine Stood on a Wall...Michael Caine Had a Deadfall! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Angustia mortal See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Final theatrical movie of Eric Portman (Moreau). See more »

Quotes

Henry Stuart Clarke: I don't want to perpetuate myself.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Naked Angels (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Romance For Guitar And Orchestra
Soloist Renata Tarragó (as Renata Tarrago)
Composed by John Barry (uncredited)
Recorded by London Philharmonic Orchestra (as The London Philharmonic Orchestra)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A neglected, wonderful film, apparently a thriller, but filled with interesting and troubling subplots.
21 October 1999 | by bobbybeySee all my reviews

I first came across this film in Ankara, Turkey in the 1970's and have been looking for it since. It's a "heist" film on the surface, a cat burglar after jewels. But it's far more than this, with troubling, dark sexual overtones. It features the actual "deadfall" against the background of Aranjuez' guitar concerto, and the suspense is terrific, especially the acting, with Caine at his underplaying best, and Eric Portman stealing the show with a subtle, great performance. Why this film is not a cult classic I don't know, unless its dark side is too much for viewers. It's really unforgetable, as proven by its 25 year hold on my imagination.


14 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 32 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed