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You Can't Win 'Em All (1970)

During the 1922 Turkish Civil War, two Americans and a group of foreign mercenaries offer their services to a local Turkish governor who hires them as guards for a secret transport.

Director:

Peter Collinson

Writer:

Leo Gordon (as Leo V. Gordon)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Curtis ... Adam Dyer
Charles Bronson ... Josh Corey
Michèle Mercier ... Aila (as Michele Mercier)
Patrick Magee ... The General - Ataturk
Fikret Hakan ... Colonel Elci
Grégoire Aslan ... Osman Bey (as Gregoire Aslan)
Leo Gordon ... Bolek
John Alderson John Alderson ... U.S. Army Major
Tony Bonner ... Reese
Horst Janson ... Wollen
John Acheson John Acheson ... Davis
Howard Goorney Howard Goorney
Salih Güney ... Capt. Enver (as Salih Guney)
Yüksel Gözen Yüksel Gözen ... Papadopoulos (as Yuksel Gozen)
Erol Keskin Erol Keskin ... (as Erol Koskin)
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Storyline

Two former U.S. Army soldiers, Adam Dyer and Josh Corey, join a band of Turkish mercenaries in 1922 Turkey. They are hired by Osman Bey, a local governor, to escort his three daughters to Smyran and to protect a gold shipment that is to accompany them. Nobody is aware that Elci, a local colonel, plans to steal the gold for himself, while a rebel general pursues all parties involved. Written by Anonymous

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Anything is fair game for SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Soldiers of Fortune See more »

Filming Locations:

Said Halim Pasha Manor, Turkey See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures, SRO See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Tony Curtis received top / first billing, Charles Bronson received second billing, Michèle Mercier received third billing. See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in 1922, but a contemporary Canadian flag appears on the wall in the tavern. In 1970, when the film was made, the Canadian flag shown had only existed for five years. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: THE AEGEAN SEA 1922 See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Oral Generation (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Flight To Mecca
(uncredited)
Music by Bert Kaempfert, Lyrics by Herbert Rehbein
Performed by Bert Kaempfert and His Orchestra
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" A Man who lies, cheats and steals can't be all bad "
10 July 2012 | by thinker1691See all my reviews

Not many people know that Hollywood actor Leo Gordon was also a noteworthy screenwriter. In point of fact Mr. Gordon wrote the script for this motion picture called " You Can't win them all. " He tells the the story of two traveling mercenaries Adam Dyer (Tony Curtis and Josh Corey (Charles Bronson) who arrive in Turkey in 1922. It was a turbulent time and the government was in the mists of a civil war. Our heroes arrive and sensing an opportunity to get rich, join which ever side will pay the most. This includes hiring on to guard a valuable shipment which includes members of a royal family, bars of gold and several million dollars worth of jewels. Throughout this movie which is filled with action, physical confrontations and exciting drama, our heroes try to stay one step ahead of they who would keep them from their treasure, only to realize it's not that easy. Michèle Mercier plays, Aila, a woman dedicated to the cause and proves a worthy adversary and ally for a Turkish General who is played by Patrick Magee. Leo Gordon who plays Bolek is in the film, but has a very brief role, still, with guns blazing, he does make his character exciting. Despite the movie's inability to make it at the box office, it has become a Classic in it's own right. Recommended. ****


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