Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

Director: Jack Smight

Cast: Jack Smight, Warren Beatty, Susannah York, Clive Revill

     
 
A cardsharp comes up with the ultimate system for beating the casinos at their own game in this high-style caper comedy. Barney Lincoln (Warren Beatty) is a footloose playboy with a taste for gambling and an ingenious scheme for winning at the leading casinos in Europe. Barney discovers that nearly all of the major gambling houses use playing cards manufactured by the

Overview

A cardsharp comes up with the ultimate system for beating the casinos at their own game in this high-style caper comedy. Barney Lincoln (Warren Beatty) is a footloose playboy with a taste for gambling and an ingenious scheme for winning at the leading casinos in Europe. Barney discovers that nearly all of the major gambling houses use playing cards manufactured by the same company; by breaking into their plant and subtly altering the printing plates, he's able to mark the cards with a code only he can read, and he is soon pulling in record winnings across the continent. However, Barney's secret is discovered by his girlfriend Angel McGinnis (Suzannah York), a successful fashion designer, which might not be a problem if her father, "Manny" McGinnis (Clive Revill) weren't a top inspector at Scotland Yard. Manny approaches Barney and makes him a deal -- he won't reveal his secret about the cards if Barney will help him catch Harry Dominion (Eric Porter), a high-level international drug trafficker. Unfortunately, Barney's sleuthing goes awry after a certain amount of initial success, and when Harry gets wind of what he's been doing, he retaliates by kidnapping Angel and demanding repayment of his loss of sales. Jane Birkin makes her screen debut in this film, appropriately enough as a character named "Exquisite Thing."

Product Details

Release Date:
03/23/2009
UPC:
0883316126806
Original Release:
1966
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:42:00
Sales rank:
16,425

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Warren Beatty Barney Lincoln
Susannah York Angel McGinnis
Clive Revill Inspector "Manny" McGinnis
Eric Porter Harry Dominion
Murray Melvin Aimes
George Sewell Billy
Stanley Meadows Dominion Captain
John Junkin Evelyn
Larry Taylor Dominion Chauffeur
Yootha Joyce Museum Receptionist
Jane Birkin Exquisite Thing
George Murcell Johnny
Anthony Newlands Leeds
Michael Balfour Actor
John Bennett Actor
Peter Blythe Actor
Sean Lynch Actor

Technical Credits
Jack Smight Director
Robert Carrington Screenwriter
Jane-Howard Carrington Screenwriter
Maurice Carter Art Director
Christopher G. Challis Cinematographer
David Ffolkes Set Decoration/Design
Marion Foale Costumes/Costume Designer
Jerry Gershwin Producer
John Jympson Editor
Elliott Kastner Producer
Bob Lawrence Makeup
Stanley Myers Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
W.T. Partleton Makeup
Sally Tuffin Costumes/Costume Designer

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