Masquerade (A Shabby Tiger) (Operation Masquerade )


Masquerade (A Shabby Tiger) (Operation Masquerade ) (1965)




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David Frazer (Cliff Robertson) is the down-and-out soldier of fortune hired by the British Foreign Office for a mission with retired Colonel Drexel (Jack Hawkins) in this spy spoof. Their mission is to kidnap the Middle Eastern Prince Jamil (Christopher Witty) and hold him for a few weeks until his 21st birthday so he can legally sign an oil trade agreement favorable to Britain. David is beaten by enemy secret agents posing as clowns in front of a capacity crowd under the big top. The duo also must wend their way through a dark, mysterious castle where danger lurks with every turn. Hawkins has obvious fun spoofing the stiff and proper Brit character he was often called on to play throughout his career.

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Cliff Robertson
as David Frazer
Jack Hawkins
as Col. Drexel
Christopher Witty
as Prince Jamil
Michel Piccoli
as Sarrassin
Bill Fraser
as Dunwoody
Keith Pyott
as Gustave
José Burgos
as El Mono
John Le Mesurier
as Sir Robert
Roger Delgado
as Ahmed Ben Fa'id
Jerold Wells
as Brindle
Felix Aylmer
as Henrickson
Denis Bernard
as King Ahmed
Ernest Clark
as Minister
David Nettheim
as Photographer
Anthony Singleton
as His Assistant
Eric Blyth
as General
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A sometimes funny satire spoof on spy films.

May 28, 2002 | Rating: C

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