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Sebastian (1968)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 29 January 1969 (France)
British mathematician Sebastian (Sir Dirk Bogarde), working on code decryption, unexpectedly falls in love with decrypter Rebecca Howard (Susannah York). This leads them to a complicated ... See full summary »

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David Greene

Writers:

Leo Marks (original screen story), Gerald Vaughan-Hughes (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dirk Bogarde ... Sebastian
Susannah York ... Rebecca Howard
Lilli Palmer ... Elsa Shahn
John Gielgud ... Head of Intelligence
Janet Munro ... Carol Fancy
Ronald Fraser ... Toby
Margaret Johnston ... Miss Elliott
Nigel Davenport ... Gen. Phillips
John Ronane John Ronane ... Jameson
Hayward Morse ... Gavin
Donald Sutherland ... Ackerman
Ann Beach Ann Beach ... Pamela
Susan Whitman Susan Whitman ... Tilly
Ann Sidney Ann Sidney ... Naomi
Veronica Clifford Veronica Clifford ... Ginny
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Storyline

British mathematician Sebastian (Sir Dirk Bogarde), working on code decryption, unexpectedly falls in love with decrypter Rebecca Howard (Susannah York). This leads them to a complicated intrigue within the codebreakers. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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We can't tell you what he does (it's an international secret) but he does it with 100 girls... and does it the best! See more »

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 1969 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Sebastian See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Maccius See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Recording System)

Color:

Color (Prints by Technicolor)| Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sir Dirk Bogarde was invariably very unwilling to do promotional work for his movies, so it was a surprise when, at the time this movie opened in New York City, he did a series of interviews for American radio and on local television talk shows to advertise it. His reason was, however, unconnected with any enthusiasm for the movie. He had been vacationing in the U.S. and had run out of money, and so agreed to do this work in return for Paramount Pictures paying his expenses to get home. See more »

Quotes

Sebastian: Generally speaking I consider my private life to be my own concern.
Head of Intelligence: Well, yes - of course it is. But then again of course it isn't.
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Referenced in Endeavour: Canticle (2017) See more »

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I Need You Baby
Performed by Max Baer & The Chicago Setback
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The Jerry Goldsmith score
14 December 2007 | by haristasSee all my reviews

This is a good film to watch if you like British films from the era and especially ones with Dirk Bogarde. It's made with some style but the script is a problem. Though it starts out intriguingly, in the end this espionage film is rather much ado about nothing. The main point of interest in this rarely seen movie now is the equally rarely heard Jerry Goldsmith score, which I rather like. I believe it got an LP release back in 1968, but has never been issued on CD. Perhaps one of the reasons for that, as I've recently read, is that Goldsmith didn't have a good experience doing the score and never had much to say about it or simply didn't want to discuss it at all. Unfortunate, because the score, though minor Goldsmith, does have merit. I hope someday to read just what Goldsmith's problems were with it.


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