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Target: Harry (1969)

GP | | Mystery, Thriller | 23 May 1969 (USA)
Pilot Harry Black is hired to fly a man named Carlyle to Istanbul, where he's murdered. Now, mysterious Diane Reed and a local gangster, Rashi, are after Harry believing that he has the priceless plates Carlyle used to counterfeit money.

Director:

Roger Corman (as Henry Neill)

Writer:

Bob Barbash
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Vic Morrow ... Harry Black
Suzanne Pleshette ... Diane Reed
Victor Buono ... Mosul Rashi
Cesar Romero ... Lt. George Duval
Stanley Holloway ... Jason Carlyle
Charlotte Rampling ... Ruth Carlyle
Michael Ansara ... Maj. Milos Segora
Kathy Fraisse Kathy Fraisse ... Lisa Boulez (as Katy Fraysse)
Christian Barbier Christian Barbier ... Bulley Boulez (as Christian Barbier)
Fikret Hakan ... Insp. Devrim
Milton Reid ... Kemal
Ahna Capri ... Francesca (as Anna Capri)
Laurie Main ... Simon Scott
Victoria Hale ... Michele
Jack E. Leonard ... Valdez (as Jack Leonard)
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Pilot Harry Black is hired to fly a man named Carlyle to Istanbul, where he's murdered. Now, mysterious Diane Reed and a local gangster, Rashi, are after Harry believing that he has the priceless plates Carlyle used to counterfeit money.

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Mystery | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

What's in It for Harry? See more »

Filming Locations:

Istanbul, Turkey See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Corman Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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On some prints, the film was entitled "How To Make It"; on these prints, Roger Corman was credited as director under his own name. See more »

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Version of The Maltese Falcon (1931) See more »

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Vic Morrow Is One Cool Cat
3 June 2018 | by hrkeplerSee all my reviews

'Target: Harry' was originally meant for television pilot for ABC, but was released theatrically instead. For some reason, Roger Corman took his name off the film and was credited as Henry Neill. Well, if you've already seen the film then you might understand his decision. 'Target: Harry' is not so much awful film, but it is boringly generic. Vic Morrow is awesome as a pilot Harry Black, a man in the wrong place at the wrong time, and strutting through dangerous situations while throwing one-liners and puns to the left and to the right. The problem is, the protagonist looks too cool and gets out of serious situations too easily.

Harry Black is a private pilot who flies Jason Carlyle (Stanley Holloway) into Istanbul where Carlyle gets murdered. Harry gets associated with the murder and his paths cross with mysterious woman Diane Reed (Suzanne Pleshette) and powerful crime lord Mosul Rashi (Victor Buono). Harry finds out that Carlyle was carrying plates for counterfeiting money that got lost. Both, Reed and Rashi, thinks that Harry got them, or at least he knows where they are. One double cross follows another and so on.

'Target: Harry' is nothing spectacular in the pile of similar James Bondish spy themed action films that were popular at that time. Even the main score is awfully similar to one of James Bond. The acting is good and there are some fine moments in dialogue to make 'Target: Harry' passably entertaining while watching but nothing else. Rather forgettable and not very thrilling action piece.


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