Mister Jerico

Mister Jerico

Sidney Hayers (1969)

81min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This disappointing comedy caper evidently got the green light due to the popularity of Patrick Macnee's dapper superspy John Steed in The Avengers. Unfortunately, this attempt to turn Macnee into an equally charismatic jewel thief just can't compete with its bigger budgeted competition, despite the catchy title track from Lulu and the star's stunning array of flowery shirts. Herbert Lom is good value as the object of Macnee's felonious attentions (in a role similar to the one he played in the Michael Caine caper Gambit three years before), but this lacklustre yarn ultimately can't cut it in the excitement or suspense stakes.

Summary

A conman hatches a plan to swindle a corrupt millionaire out of his treasured priceless diamond by claiming to have discovered its twin. However, his plot is disrupted by a rival hustler who comes up with the same idea, and the two crooks must each convince their suspicious target that they can be trusted and the other is lying. Crime drama, starring Patrick Macnee and Connie Stevens.

Cast & Crew

Dudley Jerico Patrick Macnee
Susan Gray/Claudine/Georgina Connie Stevens
Victor Russo Herbert Lom
Wally Marty Allen
Angelo Leonardo Pieroni
Felipe Peter Yapp
George Nolan Bruce Boa
Merle Nolan Joanne Dainton
Director Sidney Hayers
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Rank Film Dists LtdAvailable on: DVD
Drama