Assault On A Queen A group of adventurers refloat a WWII German submarine and prepare to use it to pull a very large heist; The Queen Mary which they plan to rob on the high seas. He’s an I’ve-tried-everything guy. She’s an I’ll-try-anything girl.
Interesting Heist Movie
Assault On A Queen Frank Sinatra starred in two memorable heist movies in the 1960s. The first was Ocean’s Eleven (1960), which brought the Rat Pack together for a film that Sinatra is said to have remarked “Forget the movie. Let’s do the heist!”
The second was sci-fi writer Jack Finney’s Assault on a Queen (1966). Despite its mediocre rating here on IMDb, it’s actually a fascinating film marred only by rather cheap special effects (Sinatra’s diving scenes look like they were shot in a backyard pool) and the sometimes ridiculous Rod Serling script. “She’s so deep in my gut we breathe together” is the worst line, and one that Sinatra must have needed more than a few drinks to articulate.
Meanwhile, Virna Lisi appears as little more than eye candy in the film, and Anthony Franciosa’s character is rather repugnant and oily. However, there are some good scenes with Sinatra and fellow Rat Pack member Richard Conte, and the movie would have benefited greatly if their two characters had been given more time together.
It’s definitely worth watching, and Sinatra’s acting is great as usual despite the weak script.
A truly enjoyable adventure !