Michael King is a seedy writer of sleazy pulp genre novels under a half-dozen sensational pseudonyms whose ambition is to dictate ten thousand words per minute to stenographers a la Earle Stanley Gardner. He's recruited by the agent of Preston Gilbert, a quirky ex-Hollywood star currently living reclusively in exile in Malta, to help him write his biography. Despite being pursued by an enigmatic hitman, Gilbert has a large entourage of eccentrics and remains an inveterate practical joker. After Gilbert is eventually murdered by an apparent Priest, King tries to stay alive while interacting with a variety of idiosyncratic characters including an ersatz Princess, a henpecked clairvoyant, and a cross-dressing hitman.
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The lines spoken by Luciano Pigozzi (Clairvoyant) and Sir Michael Caine (King) - "I say Goodbye" "...and I say Hello" are likely a reference to the song, "Hello, Goodbye" by The Beatles
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When Mickey Rooney is singing Italian songs with a band at an outside banquet, the band calls out for "Sorrento...Torn'a Sorrento." Rooney accedes --- "OK, let's go back to Sorrento," whereupon the band and he break into a rendition of "Santa Lucia" instead !. See more
My full name is Chester Thomas King, although most people call me Mickey, for reasons I won't go into. You may have read some of my early works - not that you'd know them. My publisher didn't see "Chester Thomas King" as the name of a best-selling author. He preferred such authors as "Guy Strange," "Gary Rough," "Dan Wild," and "Les Behan". I was all those, and others.
I was co-authors "Susan Eager" and "Paul S. Cumming," the newly-discovered Indian writer, "Dr. ...
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