High Commissioner

High Commissioner

Director: Ralph Thomas

Cast: Ralph Thomas, Rod Taylor, Christopher Plummer, Lilli Palmer

     
 

A police investigator is forced to rely on the man he's been instructed to apprehend in this cold war thriller. Sir James Quentin (Christopher Plummer) is a high level negotiator with the British government who is approached by Scobie Malone (Rod Taylor), an Australian detective who has been instructed to arrest Quentin in connection with the murder of his first wife… See more details below

Overview

A police investigator is forced to rely on the man he's been instructed to apprehend in this cold war thriller. Sir James Quentin (Christopher Plummer) is a high level negotiator with the British government who is approached by Scobie Malone (Rod Taylor), an Australian detective who has been instructed to arrest Quentin in connection with the murder of his first wife 25 years earlier. Quentin calmly asks Malone if he could wait until he completes his work at a diplomatic conference, and Malone agrees; Quentin even allows Malone to stay at his home with his second wife Shelia (Lilli Palmer). Malone's assignment soon proves to be more complicated (and dangerous) than he expected when he has to save Quentin from an assassination attempt. Quentin must protect a fellow diplomat also targeted by gunmen, and Malone learns that Shelia has a deadly secret. The High Commissioner was also released under the title Nobody Runs Forever.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/02/2004
UPC:
0027616913227
Original Release:
1968
Rating:
NR
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:41:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rod Taylor Scobie Malone
Christopher Plummer Sir James Quentin
Lilli Palmer Sheila Quentin
Camilla Sparv Lisa Pretorius
Daliah Lavi Madame Cholon
Clive Revill Joseph
Calvin Lockhart Jamaica
Derren Nesbitt Pallain
Edric Connor Julius
Paul Grist Coburn
Russell Napier Leeds
Franchot Tone Ambassador Townsend
Keith Bonnard Cameraman
Gerry Crampton Rifleman
Lee Montague Denzil
Tony Selby Actor
Charles "Bud" Tingwell Jacaroo
Burt Kwouk Pham Chimh
Leo McKern Premier
Ken Wayne Ferguson

Technical Credits
Ralph Thomas Director
Betty E. Box Producer
Georges Delerue Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Wilford Greatorex Screenwriter
Ernest Hosler Editor
Don Sharpe Sound/Sound Designer
Ernest W. Steward Cinematographer
Tony Woollard Production Designer
Peter Young Set Decoration/Design

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title/Big Entrance [3:05]
2. Resisting Arrest [2:04]
3. Heating a Cold Case [4:34]
4. Bearer of Bad News [9:21]
5. High-Society Party [7:12]
6. Assassination Attempt [4:40]
7. An Unrefusable Favor [10:06]
8. Gambling With Trouble [9:18]
9. Fighting for His Life [2:00]
10. Breakfast With the Lady [5:23]
11. Pressing for Answers [4:52]
12. Uncovering a Plot [3:58]
13. "You Frighten Me" [4:17]
14. Camera Shot [8:40]
15. The Clock Is Ticking [13:21]
16. Time's Up/Credits [8:23]

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