And another little obscurity from Italy, The Assassin And The King. Kerwin Matthews plays a government agent from the US who’s trying to protect a monarch from the middle east on tour in Europe. The US wants to work out an oil deal with him, but foreign agents have other ideas. Not a bad little film, just wish there was a better source print.
There’s plenty of action as Matthews tries to stop a paid killer from knocking off the king. Said killer has a way of leaving candy wrappers as a calling card, which is the reason this movie is also known as The Killer Likes Candy. Muscleman Gordon Mitchell is also in this film.
Kerwin Matthews was never a big Hollywood star, although he did appear in a number of films. Most of us remember him from The 7th Voyage of Sinbad. He was stuck in the later 60’s and 70’s playing in drive-in flicks such as The Boy Who Cried Werewolf.