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Masquerade (A Shabby Tiger) (Operation Masquerade )1965

Masquerade (A Shabby Tiger) (Operation Masquerade ) (1965)

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David Frazer (Cliff Robertson) is the down-and-out soldier of fortune hired by the British Foreign Office for a mission with retired Colonel Drexel (Jack Hawkins) in this spy spoof. Their mission is to kidnap the Middle Eastern Prince Jamil (Christopher Witty) and hold him for a few weeks until his 21st birthday so he can legally sign an oil trade agreement favorable to Britain. David is beaten by enemy secret agents posing as clowns in front of a capacity crowd under the big top. The duo also must wend their way through a dark, mysterious castle where danger lurks with every turn. Hawkins has obvious fun spoofing the stiff and proper Brit character he was often called on to play throughout his career.

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Cast

Cliff Robertson
as David Frazer
Jack Hawkins
as Col. Drexel
Christopher Witty
as Prince Jamil
Michel Piccoli
as Sarrassin
Bill Fraser
as Dunwoody
Keith Pyott
as Gustave
José Burgos
as El Mono
John Le Mesurier
as Sir Robert
Roger Delgado
as Ahmed Ben Fa'id
Jerold Wells
as Brindle
Felix Aylmer
as Henrickson
Denis Bernard
as King Ahmed
Ernest Clark
as Minister
David Nettheim
as Photographer
Anthony Singleton
as His Assistant
Eric Blyth
as General
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Critic Reviews for Masquerade (A Shabby Tiger) (Operation Masquerade )

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Not great by any means, but a film with more than its share of imagination and style.

August 18, 2021 | Full Review…

Part of the problem is that its satiric edge is rarely sharp enough.

October 9, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Masquerade is also pretty frank about its origins...none of it is as convincing, as inevitable as the plots bottled in Bond.

July 16, 2019 | Full Review…

In a period in which the screen has been frilled with nonheroes, Robertson is delightful as a nonhero in heroic situations.

November 20, 2003 | Full Review…

A sometimes funny satire spoof on spy films.

May 28, 2002 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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