Embassy (1972)
A film directed by Gordon Hessler

Genre: Crime / Drama

Film Review

Embassy is a British crime film first released in 1972, directed by Gordon Hessler. Cinematography was by Raoul Coutard and the film was scored by Jonathan Hodge. It is based on a novel by Stephen Coulter and stars Richard Roundtree, Chuck Connors, Marie-José Nat, Ray Milland and Broderick Crawford.   It is a Hemdale Productions production, produced by Mel Ferrer and distributed by K-Tel International Corp.. Location filming was in Beirut, Lebanon.   The film was released with the tagline: "Wages an ice-cold war on your nerves."   It is a color film and runs to 1 hour and 30 minutes.  

Our overall rating for Embassy is: good - passable entertainment.

Other noteworthy films that have been directed by Gordon Hessler include: The Last Shot You Hear (1969), Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971), Rage of Honor (1987) and Out on Bail (1989). The actor Richard Roundtree has also appeared in: What Do You Say to a Naked Lady? (1970), Man Friday (1975), Q (1982) and Opposing Force (1986).

Other crime/drama films of the 1970s from UK that you may be interested in are: Richard Fleischer's 10 Rillington Place (1971), Fred Zinnemann's The Day of the Jackal (1973), John Guillermin's Death on the Nile (1978), Sidney Lumet's Murder on the Orient Express (1974) and Robin Hardy's The Wicker Man (1973).

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Film Credits

  • Director: Gordon Hessler
  • Script: John Bird, William Fairchild, Stephen Coulter (novel)
  • Photo: Raoul Coutard
  • Music: Jonathan Hodge
  • Cast: Richard Roundtree (Richard 'Dick' Shannon), Chuck Connors (Kesten), Marie-José Nat (Laure), Ray Milland (Ambassador), Broderick Crawford (Frank Dunniger), Max von Sydow (Gorenko), David Bauer (Kadish), David Healy (Phelan), Karl Held (Rylands), Sarah Marshall (Miss Harding), Dee Pollock (Stacey), Leila Buheiry (Leila, Receptionist), Gail Clymer (Switchboard Operator), Edmond Hannania (First Man in Black), Saladin Nader (Roget), Peter Smith (Cypher Clerk), Dean Turner (Clem Gelber), Larry Cross (Gamble), David Parker (Tuler), Afif Boulos (Foreign Minister), Mounir Massari (Michel el Fahdi)
  • Country: UK
  • Language: English
  • Support: Color
  • Runtime: 90 min

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