DEADFALL
1968, 20th Century Fox, 120 min, UK, Dir: Bryan Forbes

Michael Caine is cat burglar Henry Clarke, who with accomplices the Moreaus (Giovanna Ralli and Eric Portman) plans and executes an elaborate diamond heist from the epic estate of millionaire Salinas (David Buck).


THE IPCRESS FILE
1965, Universal, 108 min, UK, Dir: Sidney J. Furie

Low-key, irresistibly sexy thief-turned-spy Harry Palmer (Michael Caine) is introduced to the hilariously inscrutable bureaucracy of the British Secret Service when he tries to find out who is behind a "brain drain" of top scientists. Features one of composer John Barry’s most weirdly beautiful scores.


THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE
1973, Paramount, 102 min, USA, Dir: Peter Yates

Director Peter Yates (BULLITT) directs the adaptation of George V. Higgins’ brilliant slice-of-Boston-lowlife crime novel. Robert Mitchum is at his finest as streetwise Eddie Coyle, a blue-collar fence squeezed between the feds and his hoodlum cohorts, all while trying to support his family.


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