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24 Hours to Kill (1965)

Tarzan star Lex Barker and Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney head a glittering international cast in this crime thriller from British B-movie mogul Harry Alan Towers.

Barker stars as the pilot of a stricken American airliner (forced to spend 24 hours in Beirut after an engine failure) and Rooney as ‘Jonesy’, the purser whose eye for easy money sees him tangling with a ruthless gang of gold smugglers he double-crossed on a previous trip.

It falls to the pilot to protect his friend from the criminal and his gang.

Adding to the tale’s international flavour and eye-filling appeal are film locations in colorful Beirut – “the Paris of the Middle East” – and in the ancient, historically significant site of Byblos.

Jamie Faulkner
Lex Barker
Norman ‘Jonesy’ Jones
Mickey Rooney
Tommy Gaskell
Michael Medwin
Kurt Hoffner
Wolfgang Lukschy
Louise Braganza
Helga Somerfeld
Franzi Bertram
France Anglade
Helga Lehner
Walter Slezak
Hans Clarin
Shakib Khouri
Marie Rohm

Peter Bezencenet