This charming caper film teams Michael Caine with Shirley MacLaine as unlikely thieves in pursuit of a priceless sculpture.
Caine plays Harry Deane – a refreshingly amateur crook with big ideas, but not quite the ability to carry them through. Luckily he picks Nicole Chang (MacLaine) as his accomplice, and it is her wit, wisdom and general know-how which saves him from jail.
Herbert Lom makes a formidable foil as the wily Shahbandar, and there are some interesting character turns by Arnold Moss and John Abbott.
It all added up to an amusing, unusual and . . . well, thrilling . . . thriller.
Roger C Carmel