Gambit

Gambit

Director: Ronald Neame

Cast: Ronald Neame, Shirley MacLaine, Michael Caine, Herbert Lom

     
 

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Ideals and reality clash in this humorous tale of the heist that could have been. As scheming career cat burglar Harry Dean (Michael Caine) prepares to steal a priceless statue from the world's richest man, he seeks out the assistance of Eurasian showgirl Nicole Chang (Shirley MacLaine). Though theSee more details below

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Ideals and reality clash in this humorous tale of the heist that could have been. As scheming career cat burglar Harry Dean (Michael Caine) prepares to steal a priceless statue from the world's richest man, he seeks out the assistance of Eurasian showgirl Nicole Chang (Shirley MacLaine). Though the likable rogue's plan seems foolproof as he conveys the details to his partner, Ram (Roger C. Carmel), the execution proves to be a detailed study in Murphy's Law. Constantly reinventing the plan as his originally ideal scheme spirals ever more out of control, it seems as if Harry's heist is destined to fail.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Richard Gilliam
Gambit is a delightful caper film, entertainingly styled by cinematographer-turned-director Ronald Neame. It features fine lead performances from Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine, and a similarly strong supporting performance from Herbert Lom, the ostensible victim of their crime. The clever story mixes a fun, lightweight attitude with an intricate series of twists, helping it work as both a mystery and a comedy. The material owes a great debt to the Cary Grant-Audrey Hepburn 1963 comedy/thriller Charade, though both films imitate the 1954 Jules Dassin classic Rififi. Nonetheless, Gambit stands up well, with fine production design, gorgeous costumes, and handsome cinematography from the reliable Clifford Stine.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/27/2013
UPC:
0025192052033
Original Release:
1966
Source:
Universal Mod
Time:
1:49:00
Sales rank:
11,903

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Shirley MacLaine Nicole Chang
Michael Caine Harold "Harry" Dean
Herbert Lom Ahmad Shahbandar
Roger C. Carmel Ram
Arnold Moss Abdul
John Abbott Emile Fournier
Richard Angarola Col. Salim
Maurice Marsac Hotel Clerk
Paul Bradley Man in Cafe

Technical Credits
Ronald Neame Director
Alexander Golitzen Art Director
John P. Austin Set Decoration/Design
Sidney Carroll Original Story
Jack Davies Screenwriter
Leo Fuchs Producer
Sydney Guilaroff Makeup
Maurice Jarre Score Composer
Joseph E. Kenny Asst. Director
Jean Louis Costumes/Costume Designer
Alma Macrorie Editor
John McCarthy Set Decoration/Design
Alvin Sargent Screenwriter
Clifford Stine Cinematographer
Waldon O. Watson Sound/Sound Designer
George C. Webb Art Director
Bud Westmore Makeup

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