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Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round (1966) starring James Coburn, Camilla Sparv
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In Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round, a very creative con man plans a major heist, which actually succeeds! But he loses by winning …

Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round (1966) starring James Coburn, Camilla Sparv

Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round is a very entertaining heist film. James Coburn is a convict, who sweet talks his his way out of prison, by seducing the prison psychiatrist. Once out, he discards her, without a thought. And he plans a massive bank robbery. To execute it, he puts together a squad of criminals to help him pull it off. But …

Along the way, he charms a young woman into marriage. And, despite himself, he falls in love with his wife. But the plan calls for his abandoning his young wife, when it’s successful. And, it does succeed! Then he leaves the country on a plane, with his money and cohorts, but without the woman he now loves. And, in the end, there’s a twist that makes him a sad, pitiable man.

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James Coburn stars as Eli Kotch, a captivating rogue and full-time con man in this comical crime caper also featuring Aldo Ray and Camilla Sparv. In prison, Kotch cleverly seduces an attractive psychologist to win parole. Once out, he immediately goes to work, planning a major bank robbery at the Los Angeles International Airport. The logistics of the heist call for imaginative thinking, so Kotchhires an electronics wizard, charms Inger Knudsen (Sparv) into marriage, and recruits Eddie Hart (Ray) to work the airport as a disguised policeman. Once everything is set, the determined Coburn is ready to blast into action. But will his scheme really land him the loot he’s looking for, or will his dreams wind up in a DEAD HEAT ON A MERRY-GO-ROUND?

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