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An expert in ancient hieroglyphics unexpectedly finds himself involved in a web of international intrigue in this chic, enjoyably tongue-in-cheek espionage adventure. Gregory Peck stars as David Pollock, an American professor whose predictable academic routine is overturned when he is hired to help translate a mysterious message written in an obscure ancient text. The real trouble begins, however, when everyone from a wealthy oil magnate to a foreign government to brutal criminals starts to
May 5, 1966 Wide
Nov 4, 2008
MCA Universal Home Video
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The cinematic busywork offers sporadic fun, but also suggests the unsteady posture of a show that always seems about to fall flat on its pretty face.
Arabesque packs the names of Gregory Peck and Sophia Loren and a foreign intrigue theme, but doesn't always progress on a true entertainment course.
Much flashier than Donen's earlier Charade (also scripted by Peter Stone, alias Pierre Marton) and very sub-Hitchcock.
About 10 minutes after Arabesque gets under way, you'll lose track of its plot completely, and that's as it should be.
It's all mindless, absurdly complex and hopelessly hip in that 1960s sort of way, but an agreeable way to pass the time with gorgeous Sophia.
If you don't mind that the plot not only doesn't matter but doesn't make much sense, you will be rewarded with a very entertaining film.
upscale Bondian thriller without the silly special effects
Slick pseodu-Hitchcock thriller.
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