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FULL SYNOPSIS

Ideals and reality clash in this humorous tale of the heist that could have been. As scheming career cat burglar Harry Dean (Michael Caine) prepares to steal a priceless statue from the world's richest man, he seeks out the assistance of Eurasian showgirl Nicole Chang (Shirley MacLaine). Though the likable rogue's plan seems foolproof as he conveys the details to his partner, Ram (Roger C. Carmel), the execution proves to be a detailed study in Murphy's Law. Constantly reinventing the plan as his originally ideal scheme spirals ever more out of control, it seems as if Harry's heist is destined to fail. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Michael Caine Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1966 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jean Louis Best Color Costume Design 1966 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Shirley MacLaine Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1966 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Alexander Golitzen Best Color Art Direction 1966 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John P. Austin Best Color Art Direction 1966 Nominee

Cast

Shirley MacLaine
as Nicole Chang
Michael Caine
as Harold "Harry" Dean
Herbert Lom
as Ahmad Shahbandar
Roger C. Carmel
as Ram
Arnold Moss
as Abdul
John Abbott
as Emile Fournier
Richard Angarola
as Col. Salim
Maurice Marsac
as Hotel Clerk

Crew

Ronald Neame
Director
Jack Davies
Screenwriter
Sidney Carroll
Screen Story
Alvin Sargent
Screenwriter
Clifford Stine
Cinematographer
Maurice Jarre
Composer (Music Score)
Alma Macrorie
Editor
Alexander Golitzen
Art Director
John P. Austin
Set Designer
John McCarthy
Set Designer
Jean Louis
Costume Designer
Bud Westmore
Makeup
Sydney Guilaroff
Makeup
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