• Director

    Mike Hodges

  • With

    Michael Caine, Mickey Rooney, Lionel Stander, Lizabeth Scott

  • UK 1972. 98min

  • 35mm

  • Certificate

    12A

‘Mickey King writes pulp, lives pulp and very soon could be pulp’ – so ran the tagline for this comedy-drama about a seedy writer (Caine) who is lured by a large sum of money to a remote island where he’s to ghost-write the autobiography of a mysterious celebrity. He soon finds himself at the centre of a real-life murder mystery. Hodges excels at maintaining the balance between comedy and drama in this rarely seen treat.