Our Man in Marrakesh

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Our Man in Marrakesh
Our Man in Marrakesh - UK cinema poster.jpg
British cinema poster
Directed by Don Sharp
Produced by Harry Alan Towers
Written by Peter Yeldham
Harry Alan Towers
Starring Tony Randall
Senta Berger
Herbert Lom
Wilfrid Hyde-White
Terry-Thomas
Music by Malcolm Lockyer
Cinematography Michael Reed
Edited by Teddy Darvas
Production
company
Towers of London
Distributed by Anglo-Amalgamated
Release date
  • 5 May 1966 (1966-05-05) (UK[1])
Running time
92 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Our Man in Marrakesh (released in North America as Bang! Bang! You're Dead!) is a 1966 British comedy spy film directed by Don Sharp and starring Tony Randall, Herbert Lom and Senta Berger.[2]

Plot[edit]

One of six travellers who catch the bus from Casablanca airport to Marrakesh is carrying $2 million to pay a powerful local man (Herbert Lom) to fix United Nations votes on behalf of an unnamed nation. But not even the powerful man knows which of them it is - and his background checks reveal that at least three of them aren't who they claim to be. As agents from other nations may be among them, he and his henchmen have to be very careful until the courier chooses to reveal himself - or herself...

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Reception[edit]

Our Man in Marrakesh opened in London on 5 May 1966, the same day as A Man Could Get Killed and the day before Modesty Blaise. This caused the critic in The Times to write a combined review titled "Humorous variations on theme of the secret agent", where Our Man in Marrakesh is noted for having a story similar to A Man Could Get Killed, but lacking the former's[clarification needed] wit. However, the film gets some credit for a literally colourful chase through Marrakesh's dyers' quarter.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Time, 5 May 166, page 20: Humorous variations on theme of the secret agent - found in The Times Digital Archive 2014-07-20
  2. ^ "Our Man in Marrakesh". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 October 2008. 

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