March 25 1966 

A MAN COULD GET KILLED opens. Directed by Ronald Neame after original director Cliff Owen is fired early in the shoot. Written by Richard L. Brea and T.E.B. Clarke, from David E. Walker’s novel Diamonds For Danger. Lightweight espionage caper served with a perfunctory dash of faux Hitchcockian intrigue with James Garner as an American banker whose Lisbon sojourn gets wildly up-ended when a diamond smuggling cartel mistakens him for a govt. agent. Anthony Franciosa, Melina Mercouri and Sandra Dee gamely prop up the shenanigans. Bert Kaempfert’s score includes the melody for Strangers In The Night which, with lyrics added by Charles Singleton and Eddie Snyder, becomes a global hit for Frank Sinatra.