This video may be inappropriate for some users. Sign in to confirm your age. Watch Queue. Queue. Watch QueueQueue. Remove all. Caravan to Vaccares has ratings and 65 reviews. Mutasim said: Initially, I wasn’t familiar with the name Alistair MacLean until I came to know that. The plot This is a short ( pages), intense action thriller, told in 10 chapters, but whose action can be divided into four or so parts. Prologue A.

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Trivia This movie was made and released about four years after its source novel of the same name by Alistair MacLean was first published in Feb 12, Stefan rated it did not like it Shelves: Government agent John Deakin poses as a wanted criminal in order to foil a gang smuggling guns to Injuns in the Rockies and planning to steal government gold in return.

We spend the entire duration or at least I did waiting for Charlotte Rampling to shed her clothing for Charlotte, this appears to take a remarkably long time!

Fear Is the Key The game-keeper, her guardian, tries to rape her but she escapes. Quick, he yells at Cecile: Violence is embedded in the story but it is the characterisation of the protagonists and the conversations, which take it to another level. You are commenting using your Twitter account. But they are detailed nicely and don’t feel over the top. I’d read a lot of James Bond and was delighted to find a lead character who has difficulties with the mundane ie trying to distinguish a particular car in a car park at night with no torch; reasurringly human, and very exciting right up to the unknotting.

Mar 20, Neil rated it liked it. Too much of description about everything. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!

It begins with the murder of a gypsy and it was committed by his fellow gypsies.


Caravan to Vaccarès by Alistair MacLean (1969)

The film drags pretty severely in the first half and although it picks up towards the end, the climactic action scene is utterly ludicrous in concept and executed poorly. The story is set at the south eastern province of Provence, in France. Paul Wheeler Alistair MacLean.

The characters, on the other hand, were awful. Works by Alistair MacLean. Bowman and Cecile flee with the gypsies in hot pursuit in their jeep — except Bowman has let its tyres down so it slews across the main road and rolls down the embankment, badly injuring the villains. Low budget film has a dull leading man and the only thing going for this boring film is a nude scene performed by a magnetic Charlotte Rampling who looks stunning throughout although has nothing much to do.

Sep 28, Rajesh Shah rated it liked it. The Flesh of the Orchid Full Cast and Crew. What it failed to do was grip the reader through lack of empathy and it felt like the obligation was for the reader to fall under the spell of the author without sufficient investment in character development.

That said in it does feel a little dated in style, compared to say someone like Alan Furst, who writes period, as in pre second world war two that have a timeless feel about them, even though they’re written by a contemporary writer. It takes place in the sixties or maybe the seventies but Despite todays very changed political climate, the story comes across as very believable.

I was also not satisfied with the character descriptions as there was a high degree of imbalance. Retrieved from ” https: Thin on character, but strong on plot and pacing, the rating remains unchanged.

Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Great tension and wonderful descriptions.

Genres mystery thriller action. Audible Download Audio Books. This almost caused me to put the book down then and there, and it did cause me to put it aside for longer than it would normally take to read a page thriller. Admittedly, a lot of my regard and high ratings of some of his books are due to nostalgia not to mention his great responsibility in getting me reading in the first place!


Going undercover accompanying Cecile Dubois, a breathtakingly beautiful woman, as he investigates these shady circles, coming across bull rings, hidden graves and bloodthirsty gypsies with a secret to kill for.

He wanted to learn more and learn it quickly for vwccares prospect of hanging around that brightly illuminated window indefinitely lacked appeal of any kind: But Alistair Maclean was always a bridge for me – the guilty pleasure, which still enabled pencil markings under consummate writing.

Alternate Versions There are two known version of this film. Feb 07, Tony Nielsen rated it liked it. It was attended by Princess Anne and her husband Mark Phillips. A nefarious group of gypsies are evildoers and murderers.

Tto Eight Bells Toll The helicopter drives the car off the road. It is not easy to describe any kind of a fight in words and even if one manages to do so, it might not be effective as the reader might find it difficult to imagine the scenes or comprehend what is happening.

Here, the actio I’ve read and enjoyed all of MacLean’s better novels, generally agreed to be about half of what he wrote, which is pretty good as novelists go. Vania Manitas De Plata He then watches from the caravan as Bowman makes a break from his hiding place in a changing room and leaps onto a horse and gallops off.

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First edition cover by Norman Weaver. GP Action Adventure Crime. Here, the action scenes were much longer than my attention span, the villains simple caricatures, and frankly, by the time it was over, mostly I caraban felt relief.