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1. The Hunter (1980)
2. Tom Horn (1980)
3. An Enemy of the People (1978)
4. Dixie Dynamite (1976)
5. The Towering Inferno (1974)
6. Papillon (1973)
7. The Getaway (1972)
8. Junior Bonner (1972)
9. On Any Sunday (1971)
10. Le Mans (1971)
11. The Reivers (1969)
12. Bullitt (1968)
13. The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
14. The Sand Pebbles (1966)
15. Nevada Smith (1966)
16. The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
17. Baby The Rain Must Fall(1965)
18. Love With The Proper Stranger (1963)
19. Soldier In The Rain (1963)
20. The Great Escape (1963)
21. The War Lover (1962)
22. Hell Is For Heroes (1962)
23. The Honeymoon Machine (1961)
24. The Magnificent Seven (1960)
25. Never So Few (1959)
26. The Great St.Louis Bank Robbery (1959)
27. The Blob (1958)
28. Never Love A Stranger (1958)
29. Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
30. Girl On The Run (1953)

1. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1959&60)
2. Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958-61)
3. Trackdown (1958)
4. Tales of Wells Fargo (1958)
5. Climax! (1958)
6. The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1957)
7. West Point (1957)
8. Studio One (1957) TV
9. The United States Steel Hour (1956)
10. Goodyear Television Playhouse (1955)


The best available format for this film is VHS Tape. It is presented in a 1.33:1 Aspect Ratio.
This was Steve's first attempt at a comedic role.

Screencap provided by Daniel Smague.
Definitely not shot on location
The setting is a hotel and gambling casino in Venice, Italy, but the actual set and background has "studio" stamped across it in big, bold letters.
The Story
The story is about two young U.S. naval officers attempting to break the bank of the casino by using a shipboard missile tracking computer system named "Max," that can accurately tell where the ball will land on a roulette wheel.
Missile tracking system or Money making system?
But then the officers learn that the fleet's admiral is staying in the same hotel. With the sending and receiving of signals from the ship to the hotel, it doesn't take long for the admiral to figure that something is amiss.
The admiral knows the officers are up to something...
The comedy and humor is good, but the film suffers from miscasting. Steve had some good scenes with his fast-paced deliveries, but his comedic abilities were very limited in this film.
By the way, the *movie* ship (USS El Mira) is shown using actual footage of the *real* USS Providence (CLG-6), which was a Pacific Ocean-based ship, and never saw duty in the Mediterranean.

Cary Grant turned down the role that Steve accepted.

This was the only film Steve McQueen hated more than "The Blob" (1958).

Reviewed by Dave Kaeser