Malaga


1h 37m 1962

Brief Synopsis

When his partners double-cross him, a jewel thief plots revenge.

Film Details

Also Known As
Moment of Danger, The Takers
Genre
Drama
Crime
Adaptation
Release Date
Jan 1962
Premiere Information
New York opening: 21 Feb 1962
Production Company
Cavalcade Films-Douglas Fairbanks Ltd.
Distribution Company
Warner Bros. Pictures
Country
Great Britain
Location
Portugal; Great Britain; Spain
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Scent of Danger by Donald MacKenzie (Boston, 1958).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

In London, John Bain and Peter Carran rob a titled celebrity of her jewels; but once the coup has been accomplished, Carran deserts his partner and heads for Spain with the loot. Bain evades the police trap laid for him by Carran and joins forces with the latter's discarded black mistress, Gianna. After learning of Carran's escape to Spain, they take pursuit despite a mutual distrust of each other. Once in Madrid, however, they discover Carran has gone to Málaga. Bain captures him there but learns that he has not yet received payment from his smuggling connections. It is decided that Gianna will travel to Gibraltar by ship and pick up the money; but soon after her departure Carran escapes from Bain, gets to the ship first, and takes Gianna prisoner. Bain then surrenders himself to the police, and Carran is trapped aboard the ship. Gianna, by now in love with Bain, offers to help him make a new beginning.

Film Details

Also Known As
Moment of Danger, The Takers
Genre
Drama
Crime
Adaptation
Release Date
Jan 1962
Premiere Information
New York opening: 21 Feb 1962
Production Company
Cavalcade Films-Douglas Fairbanks Ltd.
Distribution Company
Warner Bros. Pictures
Country
Great Britain
Location
Portugal; Great Britain; Spain
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Scent of Danger by Donald MacKenzie (Boston, 1958).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

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Trivia

Notes

The working title for the film was The Takers. The film was released in London in January 1960 as Moment of Danger with a running time of 96 minutes. Although according to contemporary sources Malaga was released in the United States in 1962, the film was reviewed in Daily Variety and Variety and copyrighted in 1960. Portions of Malaga were shot on location in southern Spain. According to a May 27, 1960 Los Angeles Times article, additionally shooting took place in England and Portugal. Although the film was not viewed, the above credits were taken from the film's cutting continuity.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1960

Released in United States 1960