Stoney Film Details
Overview: A heist caper set in Indonesia, as two gunrunners try to recover gold bullion from a hidden vault beneath the swimming pool of the Surabaya Commissioner. Complications arise when they both fall for the same woman.
Tagline: When the take is 40 million, Stoney plays by her own rules!
Review: “Harvey Ward” (Michael Rennie) is an international businessman who is involved in an illegal scheme to smuggle guns from Manila to Surabaya. His main rival, “Steven Blessing” (Michael Preston) learns of his plan and after an intense shootout captures the boat and takes the valuable cargo for himself. Not long afterward, Harvey invites Steve to a dinner on his boat and while there Steve’s men secretly discover that Harvey has information concerning the location of $40 million in gold, diamonds and jewelry obtained by the Japanese during World War 2 and hidden in Surabaya. To assist in the movement of the gold Harvey sends his female companion “Irene Stone” (Barbara Bouchet) to carry out his plan. Naturally, Steve has other ideas and–as it just so happens–takes the same flight to Surabaya as she does. What follows is a game of intrigue involving several different players who don’t follow any given set of rules. Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that this was an okay film which could have been better if it had a bit more character development and more time and attention spent on the overall plot. As it was it seemed that some of the scenes were a bit too rushed which caused me some confusion here and there. Likewise, I didn’t especially care for the ending either. Be that as it may, I thought that this was an adequate movie for the time spent and I have rated it accordingly. Average.
Duration: 88 min
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Also known as: Fino allo Spasimo,Conspiração em Surabaya,Surabaya Conspiracy,The Gold Seekers,Deadly Game,Surabaya kuppen,Stoney