Victim Five
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Directed byRobert Lynn
Screenplay byPeter Yeldham
Story byPeter Welbeck
Produced byArthur "Skip" Steloff
Starring
CinematographyNicolas Roeg
Edited byJohn Trumper
Music byJohnny Douglas
Production
company
Towers of London Productions
Distributed byBritish Lion Films
Release dates
  • 10 July 1964 (1964-07-10) (West Germany)
  • 19 May 1965 (1965-05-19) (United States)
Running time
88 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

Victim Five, also known as Code 7, Victim 5!, originally filmed as Table Bay,[1] is a 1964 British crime film produced by Harry Alan Towers and US television producer Arthur "Skip" Steloff[2] that was shot in Cape Town in Technicolor and Techniscope. It was directed by Robert Lynn and starred Lex Barker, Ronald Fraser, Ann Smyrner, and Walter Rilla.[3]

Premise

New York City private detective Steve Martin is hired for protection by Wexler, a wealthy German living in Cape Town. After Wexler's butler is murdered and an assassination attempt is made on Martin and Wexler's secretary Helga, Martin discovers a photograph of four people including Wexler and his butler that indicates that all those in the photograph are marked for death and there will be five victims.

Cast

Reception

The New York Times praised "fine views of Cape Town" but thought the film was not "necessary".[4] The MFB said it was "efficiently worked out" and praised the "large variety of South African locations."[5]

References

  1. ^ p. 237 Armes, Roy Dictionary of African Filmmakers Indiana University Press (July 11, 2008)
  2. ^ p. 28 Kane, Arnold My Meteoric Rise To Obscurity We Publish Books (August 14, 2008)
  3. ^ "Victim Five (1964)". Archived from the original on 7 February 2009.
  4. ^ Stars in British-Made 'Die! Die! My Darling!' By A.H. WEILER. New York Times 20 May 1965: 52.
  5. ^ VICTIM FIVE Monthly Film Bulletin; London Vol. 32, Iss. 372, (Jan 1, 1965): 60.