Release dateJune 15, 1966 (1966-06-15) WriterJack Finney (novel), Rod Serling (screenplay) Music directorDuke Ellington, Nathan Van Cleave CastFrank Sinatra (Mark Brittain), Virna Lisi (Rosa Lucchesi), Anthony Franciosa (Vic Rossiter), Richard Conte (Tony Moreno), Alf Kjellin (Eric Lauffnauer), Errol John (Linc Langley) Similar moviesBlack Sea (2014)
TaglineThey Stick Up The Queen Mary In Mid Atlantic
Assault on a Queen is a 1966 American action-adventure film, directed by Jack Donohue, starring Frank Sinatra and Italian beauty Virna Lisi. Based on a 1959 novel by Jack Finney, it was adapted for the screen by Rod Serling and released by Paramount Pictures on June 15, 1966.
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A World War II-era German submarine missing for 20 years is retrieved in the Bahamas by diver Mark Brittain, and hired by the wealthy Rosa Lucchesi and her partner Vic Rossiter, who have been searching for Spanish galleons.
The recovery of the submarine results in a plot devised by Eric Lauffnauer, a U-boat officer during the war, to pull a daring million-dollar heist on the British ocean liner Queen Mary, which he and the others plan to rob on the high seas while the liner is making a transatlantic crossing.
Brittain gets the submarine in working order with the assistance of his own partner, Linc, and a new man, Moreno, a war hero and expert with engines. Disguised as officers from a British vessel on a top-secret mission, Brittain, Rossiter and Lauffnauer board the Queen Mary, where they seize the bullion in the cargo hold. The captain complies after the pirates threaten to open fire on the ship and its civilian passengers.
Rossiter's greed leads to his being killed by a member of the Queen's crew. Brittain must abandon the money when Lauffnauer prepares to dive the submarine without him. A U.S. Coast Guard cutter in the vicinity comes to the ocean liner's aid. Lauffnauer elects to fire the submarine's torpedoes at it. When the others protest, he draws a gun. Rosa tries to stop him and Lauffnauer accidentally shoots his friend, Moreno. The Coast Guard cutter destroys the torpedoes that Lauffnauer manages to fire from the U-boat. Brittain, Rosa and Linc dive off the submarine, just before it is rammed by the Americans. They survive, paddling a raft, but their mission has resulted in three deaths and netted them nothing.
Frank Sinatra as Mark Brittain
Virna Lisi as Rosa Lucchesi
Anthony Franciosa as Vic Rossiter
Richard Conte as Tony Moreno
Alf Kjellin as Eric Lauffnauer
Reginald Denny as Master-at-Arms
Errol John as Linc Langley
Murray Matheson as the Captain
John Warburton as Bank Manager
Assault on a Queen was released to DVD and Blu-Day DVD by Olive Films on March 27, 2012 in Region 1 and in widescreen.