A Man Could Get Killed

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"but what a wonderful way to die!"
  • Approved
  • 1966
  • 1 hr 37 min
  • 5.8  (517)

A Man Could Get Killed is a classic 1966 action-comedy film directed by Ronald Neame, starring James Garner as a businessman who becomes embroiled in a dangerous international conspiracy. The film begins with American businessman William Beddoes (Garner) arriving in Lisbon, Portugal for a business trip. What he doesn't know is that he's about to become the target of a mysterious assassination plot. He soon meets two women - the beautiful and flirtatious Julietta (Melina Mercouri), and the innocent and naive Kyra (Sandra Dee) - who get caught up in the action alongside him.

As Beddoes unwittingly gets pulled deeper into the conspiracy, he finds himself in a game of cat-and-mouse with a group of deadly assassins who will stop at nothing to kill him. With the help of his new companions and a British secret agent named Jason Fister (Anthony Franciosa), Beddoes must stay one step ahead of the sinister forces trying to take him down.

The film is a fun and fast-paced adventure that blends elements of spy thrillers, romance, and slapstick comedy. Garner brings his trademark charm and wit to the role of Beddoes, balancing his moments of suave confidence with his hapless attempts to evade his would-be killers.

Mercouri is equally delightful as Julietta, a woman with a mysterious past who may or may not be on Beddoes' side. Her chemistry with Garner adds a spark of playful romance to the film, even as the danger around them escalates.

Dee, known for her roles in beach party movies, is a surprising and effective choice as Kyra. She brings a sweet and innocent quality to the film that makes her character's involvement in the action all the more amusing.

Franciosa rounds out the cast as the suave and debonair Fister, who serves as a sort of mentor to Beddoes as he navigates his way through the deadly plot. His scenes with Garner are particularly enjoyable, as the two actors play off each other's strengths to great effect.

The plot of A Man Could Get Killed is engaging and suspenseful, keeping the audience guessing as to the true motivations of each character. The action sequences are well-choreographed, with several memorable car chases and shootouts.

The film also boasts a stylish and colorful visual aesthetic, making use of the picturesque Portuguese locations to great effect. The scene where Beddoes and Julietta dance the night away in a lavish nightclub is a particular standout, showcasing the film's blend of action and romance.

Overall, A Man Could Get Killed is a delightful and entertaining adventure that showcases the talents of its talented cast and crew. The film's blend of humor, romance, and suspense ensures that it remains a classic of the genre, and a must-watch for fans of 1960s cinema.

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    5.8  (517)