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Smiling Willie and the Tiger

(1974)
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The Boer War is finally ending and for three thieves there is the unexpected bonus of stealing an army payroll so large that they have to bury it outside a Free State town until the heat cools off. But the army choose an officer to help track them down while they wait for an opportunity to return to the stolen bounty, the officer chase the three thieves in an riotous set of events. Based on a true story, John Harris entertains and delights in a series of incredulous scenarios brought to glorious life against the backdrop of South Africa's diamond mines.

Genre: Thriller

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