24 Hours to Kill  

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24 Hours to Kill / In Beirut sind die Nächte lang is a 1965 British/German international co-production drama film shot in Techniscope and Technicolor that was filmed in the Lebanon, then a tax haven. It was produced by Harry Alan Towers, directed by Peter Bezencenet and stars Lex Barker, Mickey Rooney and Walter Slezak. The film was written by Peter Yeldham who travelled to Beirut to research the film's plot.


An airliner enroute to Athens has to stop over 24 hours in Lebanon due to mechanical problems. Though the crew look forward to rest and relaxation in the then glamourous tourist hot spot, one of the crew members is in fear of his life due to his being a target of a criminal organisation based in the city


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