Ah, glorious 1960’s cinema. Technicolor fabulousness. Every frame and shot so meticulously done. The hair, the makeup, the costumes! Breathless!
What 60’s jewel are we shining a light on now, you ask? Why, Gambit of course, darling.
Gambit is a 1966 comedy heist film starring Shirley MacLaine and Michael Caine as two criminals involved in an elaborate plot centered on a priceless antiquity from millionaire Mr. Shahbandar, played by Herbert Lom. It was nominated for three Academy Awards.
The film was advertised with the tagline, “Go Ahead: Tell the End (It’s Too Hilarious to Keep Secret) But Please Don’t Tell the Beginning!”
Gambit was directed by Ronald Neame from a screenplay by Jack Davies and Alvin Sargent from the original story of Sidney Carroll.
Nicole Chang: My husband never shows his emotions. He’s English, you know.
Harry:They’ll write us into books. We’ll be historical.
Nicole Chang: You can’t tell the crooks from the good guys anymore.
Harry: I suppose this is the end of a beautiful friendship.
Nicole Chang: Serious is as serious does.