Masquerade (1965 film)

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Masquerade 1965 poster.jpg
Directed by Basil Dearden
Produced by Michael Relph
Written by William Goldman
Victor Canning (novel)
Starring Cliff Robertson
Jack Hawkins
Music by Phillip Green
Cinematography Otto Heller
Edited by John D. Guthridge
Michael Relph Productions (as Novus Films Limited)
Distributed by United Artists
Release date
23 August 1965
Running time
102 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Masquerade is a 1965 British comedy thriller film directed by Basil Dearden based on the 1954 novel Castle Minerva by Victor Canning. It stars Cliff Robertson and Jack Hawkins[1]and was filmed in Spain.


An Arab heir plots his own kidnapping in a desperate bid for peace in the Middle East.


Production notes[edit]

Rex Harrison was originally meant to star but he dropped out and Cliff Robertson was hired to replace him. The film was the first screen credit for William Goldman who had been hired to Americanise the diaologue for Robertson (Robertson had just commissioned Goldman to adapt Flowers for Algernon into a screenplay).[2]

  • Location scenes filmed in Spain and the Middle East.
  • Working title: The Shabby Tiger. Also known as Operation Masquerade.


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  2. ^ Goldman, William, Adventures in the Screen Trade 1982 p 170-173

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