Gambit

Gambit

Ronald Neame (1966)

103min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
In this entertaining crime caper, Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine bring their natural frivolity and nimble comic timing to the roles of a cockney cat burglar and his Eurasian showgirl-turned-accomplice. The object of their scam is a tycoon's priceless statue that the MacLaine character uncannily resembles. The lead actors certainly have chemistry, while director Ronald Neame skilfully keeps the twists and turns coming, accompanied by a typically lush score from prolific composer Maurice Jarre. Herbert Lom is also good fun as the hapless target of the couple's machinations.

Summary

A cockney thief conspires to steal a multimillionaire's priceless statue, with the aid of a nightclub entertainer who is the exact double of the rich man's dead wife. However, a series of blunders threatens to ruin their hopes of making a quick profit. Crime comedy, starring Michael Caine, Shirley MacLaine, Herbert Lom and Roger C Carmel.

Cast & Crew

Harry Deane Michael Caine
Nicole Chang Shirley MacLaine
Ahmad Shahbandar Herbert Lom
Ram Roger C Carmel
Abdul Arnold Moss
Emile Fournier John Abbott
Col Salim Richard Angarola
Hotel clerk Maurice Marsac
Director Ronald Neame
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Rank Film Dists LtdAvailable on: video and DVD
Comedy Drama