|Three Came to Kill|
Original theatrical poster
|Directed by||Edward L. Cahn|
|Produced by||Robert E. Kent|
|Written by||James B. Gordon|
|Based on||story by Orville H. Hampton|
|Starring|| Cameron Mitchell |
|Music by|| Paul Sawtell |
|Edited by||James Blakeley|
|Color process||Black and white|
Robert E. Kent Productions
|Distributed by||United Artists|
Three Came to Kill is a 1960 American neo noir crime thriller film directed by Edward L. Cahn and starring Cameron Mitchell and John Lupton. The plot concerns an assassination attempt on a foreign prime minister.
Marty Brill's (Cameron Mitchell) Los Angeles gang plot to assassinate visiting Asian Prime Minister Gourem-Nara (Frank Lackteen). They break into the home of airport flight controller Hal Parker (John Lupton) and hold his family hostage. Brill threatens to kill Parker's wife June (Lyn Thomas), unless he broadcasts a coded message to identify which plane taking off from the airport is the premier's. They then plot to shoot the plane down. Meanwhile, special agents Ben Scanlon (Paul Langton) and Ray Maguire (Logan Field) close in on the gang.
TV Guide called it a "choppily edited thriller redolent of so many others";while DVD Talk called it "a tautly-told, intriguing little story perfectly suited to its limited budget. Though a bit flamboyant, Cameron Mitchell is excellent in the leading role, and like other Kent/Hampton/Cahn collaborations the climax is violent and action-packed."
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