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Midas Run (1969)

A veteran Secret Service Agent from Britain hijacks a government shipment of fifteen million dollars of gold out of an irritation for never being knighted.

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Alf Kjellin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Crenna ... Mike Warden
Anne Heywood ... Sylvia Giroux
Fred Astaire ... John 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 George Hartmann ... Anton Pfeiffer
Carolyn De Fonseca Carolyn De Fonseca ... Ingeborg Pfeiffer (as Caroline De Fonseca)
Aldo Bufi Landi Aldo Bufi Landi ... Carabinieri
Stanley Baugh Stanley Baugh ... Pilot
Fred Astaire Jr. Fred Astaire Jr. ... Co-Pilot
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A veteran Secret Service Agent from Britain hijacks a government shipment of fifteen million dollars of gold out of an irritation for never being knighted.

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...a most unusual robbery! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Run on Gold See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Richard Crenna said of this movie, "The original screenplay was marvelous, but it was probably surprising that the movie didn't turn out worse, considering the script changes our leading lady (Anne Heywood) made." See more »

Soundtracks

The Midas Run
Written by Elmer Bernstein and Don Black
Performed by Anne Heywood
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Weak and hard to watch!
27 August 2018 | by RodrigAndrisanSee all my reviews

An irritating and completely uninspired music covers the dialogue in many scenes of the film. Anne Heywood is very beautiful, I fell in love with her, as a teenager when I saw her in "The Lady of Monza," made in 1969, same year as this "Midas Run". Richard Crenna was also a beautiful human which I've seen in many good action movies: "Wait Until Dark", "Marooned", "Un Flic", "Breakheart Pass", plus the 3 Rambo movies with Stallone. Fred Astaire, Ralph Richardson, Adolfo Celi, three very different actors as personality, all three outstanding in their category. But this film is a failure from all points of view. Boredom and waste of time. 2 stars, only for the very sexy body of Mrs. Heywood.


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