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This is an ORIGINAL Photo LOBBY CARD measuring 8" x 10", featuring a great scene with Melina Mercouri.

This photo has a code #66/97 on the bottom right. It was used for the 1966 Comedy film,

A Man Could Get Killed

This silly send-up of spy and suspense movies focuses on William Beddoes (James Garner), an American businessman traveling in Lisbon, who is mistaken for a British secret agent. When shady characters such as Antonio (Tony Franciosa) and Celeste da Costa (Melina Mercouri) come to believe that Beddoes… More is carrying a caché of valuable diamonds, he is pursued through a variety of gorgeous Mediterranean locales, aided by beautiful blonde Amy Franklin (Sandra Dee).

Directors: Ronald Neame, Cliff Owen

Writers: Richard L. Breen (screenplay) (as Richard Breen) , T.E.B. Clarke (screenplay)

Stars: James Garner, Melina Mercouri, Sandra Dee

Cast

James Garner ... William Beddoes
Melina Mercouri ... Aurora / Celeste da Costa
Sandra Dee ... Amy Franklin
Anthony Franciosa ... Steve / Antonio
Robert Coote ... Hatton / Jones
Roland Culver ... Doctor Mathieson
Grégoire Aslan ... Florian
Cecil Parker ... Sir Huntley Frazier
Dulcie Gray ... Mrs. Mathieson
Martin Benson ... Politanu
Peter Illing ... Zarik
Niall MacGinnis ... Ship's Captain
Virgilio Teixeira ... Inspector Rodrigues
Isabel Dean ... Miss Bannister
Daniele Vargas ... Osman

It's a nice photo lobby card for fans of this film or it's stars!

Shop with confidence! This is part of our in-store inventory from our shop which is has been located in the heart of Hollywood where we have been in business for OVER 40 years!

MORE INFO ON JAMES GARNER: Amiable and handsome James Garner has obtained success in both films and television, often playing variations of the charming anti-hero/con-man persona he first developed in Maverick, the offbeat western TV series that shot him to stardom in the late 1950s. On the big screen, Garner made his film debut in Toward the Unknown (1956), landed a good supporting role besides 'Marlon Brando' in Sayonara (1957), and quickly established himself as leading man, starring in Darby's Rangers (1958) and making a strong impression as the young corporate raider in Cash McCall (1960). In the early 1960s, his tall good looks and flair for comedy made him a perfect male lead in amusing sex comedies, such as Boys' Night Out (1962), The Thrill of It All (1963) and Move Over, Darling (1963). While he did not quite make it as a top movie star, he remained very successful through most of the decade, able to play a variety of parts, although predominantly light comedy and adventure roles. His best performances were in The Great Escape (1963), as the charming "scrounger" gathering all the necessary materials for the escape; in The Americanization of Emily (1964), as a self-professed coward, convincing co-star Julie Andrews of the virtues of self-interest and survival in lieu of noble courage; in 36 Hours (1965), as an American officer made to believe by his German captors that he is suffering from amnesia; in Hour of the Gun (1967), as a cynical, vengeful Wyatt Earp (an unusually dark role for him); and in Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969), as the likeable lawman who cleans up the town with his wits instead of his fists. He also made a relaxed, but effective Marlowe (1969) in the screen adaption of Raymond Chandler's The Little Sister. His popularity declined in the early 1970s and after another top-notch performance in Skin Game (1971), he initiated a return to television, first with the rather unsuccessful series Nichols and then, with "The Rockford Files" (1974), which brought him a new generation of fans. In the 1980s, he had some sporadic success on the big screen with Victor Victoria (1982) and Murphy's Romance (1985), for which he was nominated for an academy award , but he could not re-establish himself as an important leading man. Nevertheless, he delivered some excellent performances in quality TV movies, Heartsounds (1984) (TV), "Hallmark Hall of Fame: Promise (#36.1)" (1986) and Barbarians at the Gate (1993) (TV), demonstrating that his dramatic ability had been underestimated. He has remained fairly active and popular, often adding some darkness to his previously light characterizations and proving to be an enduring talent. His most recent films have included Maverick (1994), My Fellow Americans (1996) and Space Cowboys (2000) .

MORE INFO ON MELINA MERCOURI: When she starred in her first film Stella (1955), under the direction of Mihalis Kakogiannis, she was 35 years of age. Her real stardom came under the direction of her husband Jules Dassin and the film Never on Sunday (1960) (Never on Sunday (1960))5 years later, when she was 40 years old. The most famous Greek producer Filopoimin Finos had never accepted her as a film star, because of her big mouth. So, when he rejected the opportunity to co-produce Never On Sunday, he lost the big opportunity to expand in the international market. Finos had also rejected her for the main role of Lily of the Harbor (1952), later played by Eleni Hatziargyri, a Karolous Koun student, as Melina was. Her film that came after Never On Sunday, Phaedra (1962) was a modern adaption of Euripides' classic tragedy named "Ippolytos".Anthony Perkins and 'Phaedra (1962)' were her costars, Mikis Theodorakis wrote the excellent music, Jules Dassin directed her once more. Although the film flopped miserably in USA it was a big hit in many European countries, and it was the reason that Anthony Perkins become a superstar in Europe. She co-starred with the excellent Ellen Burstyn in Jules Dassin's A Dream of Passion (1978), but as Melina's biography by Frida Bioumpi notes Melina did not enjoy her collaboration with the Oscar winner actress. She was nominated for an Oscar for Never on Sunday, but it was Elizabeth Taylor's year in Hollywood. She won the Cannes Prize, a Prize she happily shared with the famous Jeanne Moreau. She was also nominated for a Cannes prize in 1955 in Cacoyiannis' Stella. She did not win, as no prize was given to an actress that year. But Isa Miranda one of the judges gave her one prize, named Isa Miranda prize. She asked that her theatrical dressing room in the Greek National Theatrical Museum will be set next to that of her good friend and actress Ellie Lambeti, who had died from cancer few years earlier than Melina.

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JAMES GARNER a MAN COULD GET KILLED LOBBY CARD Melina Mercouri
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