The Burglars starring Dyan Cannon, Omar Sharif. Written, produced and Directed by Henri Verneuil. A Columbia Picture. Colour and Panavision.
The Burglars is a very bad film, but it’s also a very entertaining and exciting one. The acting is drab 1950’s style. The direction abysmally unimaginative, except for the predictable, but nevertheless exciting car chase (not directed by Verneuil). Other cliches abound like flowery hats at a vicarage tea party. Dyan Cannon plays an American pin-up star and Jean Paul Belmondo survives an 800 feet fall. The burglars break into a solid steel safe in about 60 seconds. The dubbing is in a kind of mid Atlantic French. It’s all so terrible but such fun.