Gambit Overview:

Gambit (1966) was a Crime - Comedy Film directed by Ronald Neame and produced by Leo L. Fuchs.

Academy Awards 1966 --- Ceremony Number 39 (source: AMPAS)

Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Alexander Golitzen, George C. Webb; Set Decoration: John McCarthy, John AustinNominated
Best Costume DesignJean LouisNominated

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Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine Execute a Gambit

By Rick29 on Aug 22, 2019 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Shirley MacLaine as Nicole. This review contains a spoiler. In the first 29 minutes of Gambit (1966), we see art thief Harry Dean (Michael Caine) execute the perfect heist with the aid of dance hall girl Nicole (Shirley MacLaine) and his partner Emile (John Abbott). Of course, it turns out that ... Read full article

Gambit (1966): Please Don’t Tell the Beginning!

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 12, 2019 From 4 Star Films

Gambit is a film that looks as if it could be so very cut-and-dried, a simple run through and reworking of what we’ve seen time and time again in the age of James Bond, heist films, and romantic thrillers. I’m not saying that still can’t be fun but at a certain point, the ideas hav... Read full article

Gambit (1966)

By Beatrice on Jun 17, 2019 From Flickers in Time

Gambit Directed by Ronald Neame Written by Jack Davies and Alvin Sergent;story by Sidney Carroll 1966/US Universal Pictures First viewing/Amazon Instant Light-weight heist rom com could be perfect for those lazy afternoons. ?Especially for fans of Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine. The poster adv... Read full article

Shirley MacLaine shows Michael Caine she's no fool in... Gambit (1966)

By Michaela on Aug 15, 2015 From Love Letters to Old Hollywood

I'm very happy to say I'm taking part in the great Anti-Damsel Blogathon. You really must read the other entries. Or else the ghosts of Bette Davis, Barbara Stanwyck, and Katharine Hepburn will come get you. You can find the list here. *************************************************************... Read full article

Gambit (1966)

By Wade Sheeler on Feb 20, 2014 From Pretty Clever Films

“Adorable” is a word I reserve for children and puppies. Up until now, I would?ve never been caught dead using it to describe a film. Yet, I can?t find a better adjective for the 1966 heist, Gambit. It is adorable; surprisingly, refreshingly adorable.?Following an almost uninterrupted st... Read full article

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Quotes from

Nicole Chang: I'm sorry, Émile. It's for the best. I'm sure you can find something honest to do with all that old Mongolian clay.

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Facts about

A "gambit" is a chess tactic where a player sacrifices a piece to get a more advantageous position in the game.
Shirley MacLaine does not speak until 29 minutes into the film.
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