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Triple Deception (1956)

House of Secrets (original title)
Due to his physical resemblance to criminal Steve Chancellor, seaman Larry Ellis is recruited by law enforcement to pose as Chancellor and infiltrate an organized crime ring in France.

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Larry Ellis / Steve Chancellor (dec.)
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Anton Lauderbach
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Julius Pindar
Brenda de Banzie ...
Mme. Isabella Ballu
Geoffrey Keen ...
Col. Burleigh, CIA
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Henryk van de Heide, CIA
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Judy Anderson
Alan Tilvern ...
Brandelli
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Diane Gilbert
Gordon Tanner ...
Curtice
Eugene Deckers ...
Vidal
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Gratz
Carl Jaffe ...
Walter Dorffman
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Jacques B. Brunius ...
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Ship's officer Larry Ellis is asked by the CIA to help infiltrate a forgery ring in France as he is almost a double for a dead double-crossing gold courier who worked for the gang. Ellis realises his life is at risk but that so is the stability of the money supplies of the Western world. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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30 November 1956 (Denmark)  »

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Triple Deception  »

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Larry Ellis was offered to Dirk Bogarde. See more »

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Edited into Who Dunit Theater: House of Secrets (2015) See more »

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Mon Amour Parisien
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Music by Philip Green
Lyrics by Marcel Stellman
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Uninteresting B Movie
9 February 2005 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

Larry Ellis bares a striking resemblance to a dead criminal whose smuggling gang's activities threaten the economy of the western world so the CIA recruit him to take on the dead man's identity to infiltrate the gang

The above is the premise for HOUSE OF SECRETS . It's maybe not a groundbreaking idea but it's a solid one similar to WHITE HEAT which I had the pleasure of seeing again a few days previously . With both movies you know where the story is going and that it's only a matter of time before the undercover agent gets found out . But where as in WHITE HEAT the audience are kept on the edge of their seats by the intelligent script HOUSE OF SECRETS is rather uninvolving and seems somewhat underdeveloped , a case in point is when Larry is asked to meet " The girl " . He doesn't know which girl the gang are talking about , so instead of the gang members physically taking him to meet the girl thereby blowing his cover due to his ignorance Larry goes to meet his CIA contact to ask what girl the gang are referring to . Things like this means the script misses the opportunity to create nail biting tension and makes the movie rather uninvolving


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