McGuire, Go Home!


1h 41m 1966

Brief Synopsis

During Cyprus' struggle for independence in the late 50s, a British major is sent to the island to track down a terrorist leader and falls in love with an American girl who may know of his whereabouts.

Film Details

Also Known As
The high bright sun
Release Date
Jul 1966
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Rank Organisation
Distribution Company
Continental Distributing, Inc.
Country
United Kingdom
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The High Bright Sun by Ian Stuart Black (London, 1962).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Synopsis

In 1957 British intelligence officer Major McGuire is sent to Cyprus to locate General Skyros, a leader of the Cypriot terrorists. McGuire believes Skyros is hiding out at the home of Dr. Andros, a Greek Cypriot whose house guest, American archeologist Juno Kozani, professes political neutrality but also feels a certain loyalty to her hosts. One night, Juno discovers Skyros in hiding at the house, and although she promises not to reveal his whereabouts, Haghios, a fanatical student rebel, does not believe her, especially since she has become friendly with McGuire. Realizing the danger of her position, Juno decides to return to America but narrowly escapes being killed by Haghios on her way to the airport. McGuire finds Juno and hides her in his apartment while British authorities search the island for her. Although Juno refuses to reveal Skyros' whereabouts to McGuire, the two find themselves falling in love. Haghios and his men attempt to break into the apartment, but British soldiers arrive in time to save the couple. Disgraced for hiding the woman, McGuire is transferred to Greece, where he is joined by Juno. Haghios attempts once more to silence Juno, but McGuire's aide shoots him. McGuire and Juno are reunited and discover that a mysterious stranger who has been following them is a private detective gathering evidence for a divorce for McGuire's wife.

Film Details

Also Known As
The high bright sun
Release Date
Jul 1966
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Rank Organisation
Distribution Company
Continental Distributing, Inc.
Country
United Kingdom
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The High Bright Sun by Ian Stuart Black (London, 1962).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m
Color
Color (Technicolor)

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Notes

Location scenes filmed in Cyprus, Greece, and Italy. Opened in London in February 1965 as The High Bright Sun; running time: 114 min.

Miscellaneous Notes

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