The Caper of the Golden Bulls
|The Caper of the Golden Bulls|
|Directed by||Russell Rouse|
|Produced by||Clarence Greene|
|Written by||David Moessinger
|Based on||The Caper of the Golden Bulls
by William P. McGivern
|Music by||Vic Mizzy|
|Cinematography||Harold E. Stine|
|Edited by||Chester W. Schaeffer
|Distributed by||Embassy Pictures|
|May 24, 1967|
During a bombing mission to Germany, wartime pilot Peter Churchman (Boyd) inadvertently destroys a French cathedral. To atone, after the war, Churchman and a crew of accomplices rob a number of banks, making sure the money goes to have the cathedral rebuilt.
Churchman moves to Spain, where he opens a successful restaurant. He and another American expatriate, Grace Harvey (Mimieux), are in a romantic relationship. Life is idyllic until one day Angela Tresler (Ralli), an acquaintance from the war, turns up threatening to expose Churchman's illegal activity unless he and his crew pull off a daring robbery for her in Pamplona.
During the fiesta, Churchman's men carry concealed explosives and tools during the famed Running of the Bulls, veering off into an alley during the event. Churchman has broken into a bank and, using the dynamite, he blows open a safe, timing the explosion with a cannon's shot that is a traditional rite during the festival.
Inside the safe are rare jewels, which he hides inside a precious religious statue. Churchman turns over the statue to Angela, who is elated until she discovers the statue to be empty. Both have been outsmarted by Grace, who replaced the statue with a replica and turned over the jewels safely to Gonzalez, the town's chief of police.
- Stephen Boyd as Peter Churchman
- Yvette Mimieux as Grace Harvey
- Giovanna Ralli as Angela Tresler
- Vito Scotti as Francois Morel
- J.G. Devlin as The Tinker
- Arnold Moss as Mr. Shanari
- Walter Slezak as Antonio Gonzalez
- Clifton James as Philippe
- Jay Novello as Carlos
- Henry Beckman as Bendell
- Noah Keen as The Irishman
- Leon Askin as Morchek