House of Cards (1968 film)


House of Cards (1968 film)

Infobox Film
name = House of Cards


caption = Poster for "House of Cards (1968)"
director = John Guillermin
producer = Richard Berg
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starring =
music =
runtime = 105 min.
awards =
language = English
budget =
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imdb_id = 0064448

House of Cards is a 1968 thriller starring George Peppard, Inger Stevens and Orson Welles.

Plot

Reno Davis (George Peppard) is an American writer who has recently retired from boxing. Now unemployed and broke in France, he finds the wealthy widow of a French general. Anne de Villemont (Inger Stevens) is attracted to Reno's stoicism and they become lovers. She also hires him to tutor her eight-year-old son Paul (Barnaby Shaw). Reno is led to believe Anne's husband was killed in the Algerian conflict and is troubled by Anne's intense fear that Paul will be kidnapped. He then discovers the family has ties to a fascist organization that plans to take over all of Europe. He takes on the shady psychiatrist Morillon (Keith Michell) and mysterious family friend Leschenhaut (Orson Welles), both of whom scare Anne whenever they are around. Reno is framed for his best friend's murder as he and Anne become the targets of the ambitious and maniacal schemers who wish to rule the entire European continent. Reno and Anne are hunted and chased around France while protecting Paul from being abducted. The chase ends at the Coliseum in Rome, where Reno and the villains engage in a showdown in this gripping, mysterious crime thriller.

Cast

* George Peppard .... Reno Davis
* Inger Stevens .... Anne
* Orson Welles .... Leschenhaut
* Keith Michell .... Morillon
* Perrette Pradier .... Jeanne-Marie
* Geneviève Cluny .... Veronique
* Maxine Audley .... Matilde Rosier
* Ralph Michael .... Claude de Gonde
* Jacques Roux .... Maguy
* Patience Collier .... Goonelle
* William Job .... Bourdon
* Peter Bayliss .... Edmond Rosier
* Barnaby Shaw .... Paul
* Ave Ninchi .... Signora Orragi
* Renzo Palmer .... Monk

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