Assault on a Queen

Assault on a Queen

Director: Jack Donohue, Frank Sinatra, Virna Lisi, Anthony Franciosa

Cast: Jack Donohue, Frank Sinatra, Virna Lisi, Anthony Franciosa

     
 

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Assault on a Queen is a complex, exciting crime-caper film in which a gang of clever mercenaries try to rob the famous luxury liner, the Queen Mary. Mark Brittain (Frank Sinatra) is hired by wealthy Italian adventuress Rosa Lucchesi (Verna Lisi) and her German partner-in-crime, Eric Laufftiauer (Alf Kjellin) to refurbish a WWII German U-Boat and use it to hold

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Assault on a Queen is a complex, exciting crime-caper film in which a gang of clever mercenaries try to rob the famous luxury liner, the Queen Mary. Mark Brittain (Frank Sinatra) is hired by wealthy Italian adventuress Rosa Lucchesi (Verna Lisi) and her German partner-in-crime, Eric Laufftiauer (Alf Kjellin) to refurbish a WWII German U-Boat and use it to hold the entire ship hostage while it is robbed. Scriptwriter Rod Serling does his best with an interesting, but rather implausible premise, and director Jack Donohue gets above-average performances from his cast of veteran character actors, including Richard Conte and Reginald Denny, but Frank Sinatra is not particularly believable as an action hero. The true star of the show is the terrific color photography of the magnificent ocean liner by William Daniels and a musical score by Duke Ellington. While Assault on a Queen fails to generate much suspense, fans of Frank Sinatra should enjoy this, although it fails to reach the level of fun and excitement of his excellent Ocean's 11.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/27/2012
UPC:
0887090036801
Original Release:
1966
Rating:
NR
Source:
Olive Films
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:46:00
Sales rank:
26,089

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Frank Sinatra Mark Brittain
Virna Lisi Rosa Lucchesi
Anthony Franciosa Vic Rossiter
Richard Conte Tony Moreno
Alf Kjellin Eric Laufftiauer
Errol John Linc Langley
Murray Matheson Captain
Reginald Denny Master at Arms
John Warburton Bank manager
Lester Matthews Doctor
Val Avery Trench
Gilchrist Stuart Officer
Ronald Long 2nd Officer
Leslie E. Bradley Third Officer
Arthur E. Gould-Porter Officer
Laurence Conroy Junior Officer

Technical Credits
Jack Donohue Director
William H. Daniels Cinematographer
Duke Ellington Score Composer
William Goetz Producer
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Archie Marshek Editor
Rod Serling Screenwriter

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