The Golden Head

The Golden Head is a 1964 American-Hungarian comedy film directed by Richard Thorpe and James Hill and starring George Sanders, Buddy Hackett, Jess Conrad, Lorraine Power and Robert Coote.[1]

The Golden Head
Directed byRichard Thorpe
James Hill
Produced byAlexander Paal
William R. Forman
Written byIván Boldizsár
Stanley Goulder
Roger Windle Pilkington
StarringGeorge Sanders
Buddy Hackett
Jess Conrad
Lorraine Power
Music byPeter Fényes
Distributed byHungarofilm
Release date
10 December 1964
Running time
105 minutes (Hungary)
CountryUnited States


The children of a British policemen holidaying in Hungary track down a priceless art treasure which has recently been stolen.



Its Hungarian title is Az aranyfej. It was shot on location in Hungary in the Super Technirama 70 process, and was loosely based on the novel Nepomuk of the River by Roger Windle Pilkington. Lionel Jeffries and Hayley Mills were originally attached to the project. James Hill was the original director, but was replaced by Richard Thorpe during shooting.[2]

Home media

The Golden Head was released in 2019 by Flicker Alley in a Region 1/A dual DVD/Blu-ray edition. It is presented in "Smilebox" format, simulating the original cinema showings on wide Cinerama screens.[3]


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