Uno Scacco Tutto Matto (1968)

Genres - Comedy, Crime  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - Italy, Spain  |  
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It's Your Move (Uno Scacco Tutto Matto) stars Edward G. Robinson as MacDowell, a dilettante criminal who masterminds a fantastic bank heist. MacDowell exploits the fact that his butler's niece Monique (Maria Grazia Buccella) is the exact double of the bank president's secretary. Hiring three additional "doubles" for the bank's employees, MacDowell goes about the task of comically kidnapping the "originals" right under the noses of the bank directors. He then schemes to rob the joint while making it seem as though no money has changed hands. Confusing? Most American distributors thought so, which may explain why It's Your Move never received a US theatrical release. This French-Italian coproductions is also known as Mad Checkmate and Checkmate for McDowell.



impersonation, bank, bank-robbery, con/scam, robbery