This Anglo/American production stars Tony Randall as Andrew Jessel, an innocent American who becomes involved with spies and gangsters in Morocco when a dead body turns up in the wardrobe of his hotel room.
Jessel has been travelling on a tourist coach where the other passengers coincidentally include femme fatale CIA agent Kyra Stanovy (Senta Berger), vivacious blonde Samia Voss (Margaret Lee) – who has a date with a local influential Moroccan called Casimir (Herbert Lom) who now begins to hound Jessel down.
Also on the bus is someone who carries funds for a political operation planned by Casimir but whose identity is a secret. Can it be the glum English Travel Agent (John Le Mesurier) who chatters on about economical holidays? or the sanitary salesman (Wilfrid Hyde-White) who talks of sanitation for emergent nations?
Terry-Thomas and Klaus Kinski appear as Arabs, albeit – in Thomas’ case – with an immaculate Mayfair accent.
It’s a low budget film with a mundane script, a lack of thrills and a confusing (rather than suspenseful) ending. Released in some markets as Bang! Bang! You’re Dead!
George C. Lillywhite
John Le Mesurier
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