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Assault on a Queen (1966)

Unrated | | Adventure, Crime, Thriller | 15 June 1966 (USA)
A motley crew of treasure hunters plan to rob the cruise-liner RMS Queen Mary, using a recovered WW2 German submarine.

Director:

Jack Donohue

Writers:

Jack Finney (novel), Rod Serling (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Frank Sinatra ... Mark Brittain
Virna Lisi ... Rosa Lucchesi
Anthony Franciosa ... Vic Rossiter
Richard Conte ... Tony Moreno
Alf Kjellin ... Eric Lauffnauer
Errol John ... Linc Langley
Murray Matheson ... Captain
Reginald Denny ... Master-at-Arms
John Warburton ... Bank Manager
Lester Matthews ... Doctor
Val Avery ... Trench
Gilchrist Stuart Gilchrist Stuart ... Officer #1
Ronald Long ... Officer #2
Leslie Bradley ... Officer #3
Arthur Gould-Porter Arthur Gould-Porter ... Officer #4
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Storyline

A group of adventurers refloat a WWII German submarine and prepare to use it to pull a very large heist; The Queen Mary which they plan to rob on the high seas. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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He's an I've-tried-everything guy. She's an I'll-try-anything girl. See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asalto al Queen Mary See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In its entry for this 1966 movie, the 2003 edition of Leonard Maltin's 'Movie and Video Guide' repeats a popular American terminological inexactitude by referring to the ocean liner as "HMS Queen Mary", thus implying that it was a warship at the time of the events depicted in the movie. The truth is that its designation has always been "RMS", traditionally meaning "Royal Mail Steamer" but nowadays sometimes taken to mean "Royal Mail Ship". See more »

Goofs

The U-boat is shown using only about a dozen typical car batteries. It would take nearly 100 such batteries to equal just half the battery capacity of a small Type II U-boat, which had a full capacity of 7-8,000 Ah. See more »

Quotes

Rosa Lucchesi: If you're so difficult now, Mr. Brittain, how can we ever become friends?
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Assault on a queue, really
17 September 2011 | by ptb-8See all my reviews

This 'start studded' seawater heist is a clapped together Paramount pantomime with terrible studio scenes apparently pretending to be inside a submarine and some deck bound extra shots on the real Queen Mary. the last 40 minutes of the film are just stupefying with the sort of Navy surplus store fittings not seen on screen since THE QUEEN OF OUTER SPACE tried to fool us with hardware store bunks and pipes. Frank Sinatra gives his usual one note acting performance, and the hilarious scenes where their toy submarine apparently gets stuck under the Queen Mary allows the sedated viewer to see the bottom of the swimming pool in which they are filmed. One scene at the end where the Coast Guard ship is supposed to ram the submarine is, incredulously, filmed in the studio using a screen of the ship bow, a bucket of water flung across the set and then the cardboard conning tower is pushed over. Virna Lisi is hilarious as she totters about the submarine, gasping and hold in on for dear life. If you had paid for a ticket to this in any year you'd want a refund or a good look at Ms Lisi's treasure chest at least.


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