The Golden Head

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The Golden Head
Directed by Richard Thorpe
James Hill
Produced by Alexander Paal
William R. Forman
Written by Iván Boldizsár
Stanley Goulder
Roger Windle Pilkington
Starring George Sanders
Buddy Hackett
Jess Conrad
Lorraine Power
Music by Peter Fényes
Distributed by Hungarofilm
Release date
10 December 1964
Running time
105 minutes (Hungary)
Country United States
Language English

The Golden Head is a 1964 American-Hungarian comedy film directed by Richard Thorpe and James Hill and starring George Sanders, Buddy Hackett, Jess Conrad, Lorraine Power and Robert Coote.[1]


The children of a British policemen holidaying in Hungary track down a priceless art treasure which has recently been stolen.



Its Hungarian title is Az aranyfej. It was shot on location in Hungary and was loosely based on the novel by Nepomuk of the River by Roger Windle Pilkington. Lionel Jeffries and Hayley Mills were originally attached to the project. James Hill was the original director, but was replaced by Richard Thorpe during shooting.[2]


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