Masquerade (1965 film)
Masquerade is a 1965 British comedy thriller film directed by Basil Dearden based on the 1954 novel Castle Minerva by Victor Canning. It stars Cliff Robertson and Jack Hawkins and was filmed in Spain.
|Directed by||Basil Dearden|
|Produced by||Michael Relph|
|Written by||William Goldman|
|Based on||Castle Minerva|
by Victor Canning
|Music by||Phillip Green|
|Edited by||John D. Guthridge|
Michael Relph Productions (as Novus Films Limited)
|Distributed by||United Artists|
An Arab heir plots his own kidnapping in a desperate bid for peace in the Middle East.
Rex Harrison was originally meant to star but he dropped out and Cliff Robertson was hired to replace him. The film was the first screen credit for novelist William Goldman who had been hired to Americanise the dialogue for Robertson (Robertson had just commissioned Goldman to adapt Flowers for Algernon into a screenplay).
- "Man in the Moon (1960) - Basil Dearden - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie". AllMovie.
- MASQUERADE Monthly Film Bulletin; London Vol. 32, Iss. 372, (Jan 1, 1965): 76.
- Goldman, William, Adventures in the Screen Trade 1982 p 170-173
- In British Film Los Angeles Times 11 May 1964: C19.
- Robertson in Madrid Los Angeles Times 27 June 1964: A8.
- FILMLAND EVENTS: Warners, 20th Make New Story Purchases Los Angeles Times 14 July 1964: C6.