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The Crooked Road 1965


Director: Don Chaffey


Writers: Don ChaffeyJ. GarrisonMorris L. West

Rôle: Harlequin

Release Date: 3 February 1965


Synopsis: An American journalist plans to expose as a crook the dictator of a small Balkan state, but finds himself framed for murder.

Comment: Marius is very good as a rather shadowy figure just known as "Harlequin'. He looks very dapper in his tailored jacket and beautiful silk scarf and then later in evening dress but then he usually does. I know that I'm commenting a lot on his wardrobe in my reviews but I think that he did most of these film roles in the 60s so that he could afford to get back to acting on the stage, his first love, as opposed to his old friend Patrick Troughton who hated acting on stage and preferred film and TV.

Availability: DVD (Warner Archive Collection) Release Date: 30 June 2014.

The Crooked Road 1965 film poster
The Crooked Road review in the Daily News (New York) 4 February 1965
The Crooked Road review in the Hammersmith & Shepherds Bush Gazette 16 February 1967
The Crooked Road (Krivi Put) 1965 Yugoslavian film poster
The Crooked Road (Einmal wird abgerechnet!) 1965 German film poster
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