Today: April 19, 2024
Simon Grant is an undercover agent following a fashion editor and her entourage to Morocco. He suspects that their trip for a fashion shoot is in fact the cover for a fraud operation. After discovering the extent of the crime he is implicated in a murder. Someone is trying to frame him. Stars: Gene Barry as Simon Grant, Elsa Martinelli as Claudia, Leslie Phillips as Raymond Lowe, Cyd Charrise as Louise Henderson *** Local Caption *** Feature Film

Maroc 7

Maroc 7 is a curious beast. Cyd Charisse doesn’t dance. Comedy icon Leslie Phillips plays a psychopathic ex-con. And Denholm Elliott puts in a deliciously nuianced performance which proves that all those directors who hired him to simply play Denholm Elliott really had no idea what they were missing out on. In fact, part of the fun of Maroc 7 is that the leads were clearly hyped to be given a chance play roles that they wouldn’t normally be offered. The result is a hugely enjoyable Ocean’s Eleven style crime caper. 

Glamorous magazine editor Louise Henderson (Charisse ) uses her fashion shoots as a front to steal valuable artefacts. When supposed jewel thief, Simon Grant (Gene Barry), blackmails her into including him in her latest burglary, things start to get bloody… and it soon becomes clear that no one is exactly who or what they appear to be. Sadly Gene Barry is the weak link in a film which hinges on its characters, but that’s a minor complaint. Maroc 7 is an easy-on-the-eye, easy-on-the-brain watch that simply oozes ‘60s style. Just don’t ask why it’s called Maroc 7. 

Network’s re-release is presented as a High Definition restoration from original film elements in its original Panavision aspect ratio. 

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Paula Hammond - Features Editor

Paula Hammond is a full-time, freelance journalist. She regularly writes for more magazines than is healthy and has over 25 books to her credit. When not frantically scribbling, she can be found indulging her passions for film, theatre, cult TV, sci-fi and real ale. If you should spot her in the pub, after five rounds rapid, she’ll be the one in the corner mumbling Ghostbusters quotes and waiting for the transporter to lock on to her signal… Email: writerpaula@icloud.com

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