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The List of Adrian Messenger (29-May-1963)

Director: John Huston

Writers: Philip MacDonald; Anthony Veiller

Keywords: Mystery

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Clive Brook
1-Jun-1887 17-Nov-1974 Shanghai Express
Gladys Cooper
18-Dec-1888 17-Nov-1971 My Fair Lady
Tony Curtis
3-Jun-1925 29-Sep-2010 Some Like It Hot
Marcel Dalio
17-Jul-1900 20-Nov-1983 The Sun Also Rises
Kirk Douglas
9-Dec-1916   Spartacus
Burt Lancaster
2-Nov-1913 20-Oct-1994 Elmer Gantry
Herbert Marshall
23-May-1890 22-Jan-1966 Foreign Correspondent
John Merivale
1-Dec-1917 6-Feb-1990 The List of Adrian Messenger
Robert Mitchum
6-Aug-1917 1-Jul-1997 Cape Fear
George C. Scott
18-Oct-1927 22-Sep-1999 Patton
Frank Sinatra
12-Dec-1915 14-May-1998 It's Frank's world, we just live in it
Dana Wynter
8-Jun-1931 5-May-2011 Sink the Bismarck!


Review by anonymous (posted on 14-Feb-2007)

This film,directed by the excellent late,great film director, John Houston, is a "sleeper" that should be brought to the attention of individuals throughout the world who appreciate this type of film drama and recognize those fine and popular actors and actresses who took time to re-create a story, originally written by Phillip MacDonald. It was brilliant in its theme and the production was very good for B&W in the sixties on probably a very low budget. George C. Scott, in one of his beginning roles as a film actor, was SUPERB. No one truly failed in this film. It's only, possibly, that the current film preservation experts have not, or have been unable, for one reason or another, to commit this unique and suspenseful motion picture to DVD format for us, and many others, in future generations, to enjoy once and again. Jon Connor

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