ArabesqueDirector: Stanley Donen
An expert in ancient hieroglyphics unexpectedly finds himself involved in a web of international intrigue in this chic, enjoyably tongue-in-cheek espionage adventure. Gregory Peck stars as David Pollock, an American professor whose predictable academic routine is overturned when he is hired to help translate a mysterious message written in an obscure ancient text. The
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Gregory Peck (at his most tongue-in-cheek) and Sophia Loren (at her most pulse-poundingly beautiful) run through their espionage-laced paces under the direction of Stanley Donen (trying desperately to recapture the magic of ''Charade'') in this completely enjoyable, thoroughly mindless trifle. I won't spoil the plot (what there is of it) but suffice it to say there's good guys and bad guys and chase scenes and love scenes and more chase scenes and a shower scene by a NUDE (from the back) Sophia plus a positively top notch score by Henry Mancini. The film's fine cinematography is lost in the ''pan and scan'' VHS. Universal needs to release a DVD in the correct 2.35:1 ratio; the proper way to view this tremendous piece of fluff.