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Guns of Darkness (1962)

An English couple and a deposed ruler head for the border during a South American revolution.

Director:

Anthony Asquith

Writers:

Francis Clifford (novel), John Mortimer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Caron ... Claire Jordan
David Niven ... Tom Jordan
James Robertson Justice ... Hugo Bryant
David Opatoshu ... President Rivera
Derek Godfrey Derek Godfrey ... Hernandez
Richard Pearson ... Bastian
Eleanor Summerfield Eleanor Summerfield ... Mrs. Bastian
Ian Hunter ... Dr. Swann
Sandor Elès ... Lt. Gomez
Steven Scott ... Gabriel
Tutte Lemkow ... Gabriel's Cousin
Dorothy Sensier Dorothy Sensier ... Nightclub Singer (as Dorita Sensier)
John Carson ... First Officer
Anthony Morton Anthony Morton ... Second Officer
Peter Allenby Peter Allenby ... Sergeant
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Storyline

An English couple and a deposed ruler head for the border during a South American revolution.

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Taglines:

You Stumble Across a River...But You Can't Escape the Guns of Darkness. You Stagger Up the Highest Mountain...But You Can't Escape the Guns of Darkness. You Flee to the Ends of the Earth...But You Can't Escape the Guns of Darkness. See more »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 1962 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Al final de la noche See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Throughout filming, the film was known as "Act Of Mercy", the title of Francis Clifford's original novel. It was only at the last minute that title was changed to the meaningless "Guns Of Darkness"; the front office was worried about its box-office potential and thought the new name was more dramatic, as well as being similar to "The Guns Of Navarone", which had been a big hit for star David Niven the previous year. See more »

Goofs

When the airplane flies over the escaping trio, the sky is alternately very cloudy or clear. See more »

Quotes

Tom Jordan: [to his wife, Claire Jordan, as they shelter in a cave with rain pouring down outside] Look at the rain. It's like England. Do you remember when we first arrived in England? And you were expecting to find a country full of green lawns, and stately homes, and tall titled men in tweed suits, making witty remarks and eating cucumber sandwiches, hmm? Remember the first few weeks all we did was sit in the railway hotel and watch the rain, pouring down on Pennington Station... and not a Lord came near...
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Out stays it's welcome
9 December 2018 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

At first this film seemed promising particularly as it was directed by Anthony Asquith.However it really seemed confused in what it was trying to say.The strange title does nothing to help.Niven and James Robertson Justice are good in their roles. However I do not understand why Niven is trying to help the President who is prepared to strangle a young boy.Overlong and far too talky.


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