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Count Five and Die (1957)

 -  Drama | History | Thriller  -  March 1958 (USA)
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American and British counter-espionage combine to convince the Germans the cross-channel invasion will be in the Netherlands instead of France.

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Captain Bill Ranson
Annemarie Düringer ...
Rolande Hertog
Nigel Patrick ...
Major Julien Howard
David Kossoff ...
Dr. Mulder
Rolf Lefebvre ...
Hans Faber, chief spy
Larry Burns ...
Martins, building porter-spy
Anthony Ostrer
Claude Kingston ...
Willem Mulder
Philip Ray
Robert Raglan ...
Lt. Miller
Peter Prouse ...
Sgt. Bill Parrish
Philip Bond ...
Piet van Wijt
Otto Diamant ...
Mr. Hendrijk
Marianne Walla ...
Mrs. Hendrijk
Beth Rogan ...
Mary Ann Lennig
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American and British counter-espionage combine to convince the Germans the cross-channel invasion will be in the Netherlands instead of France.

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Cinq secondes à vivre  »

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Although the Allies landed in Normandy instead of the Netherlands they did mount the largest airborne operation of the war in the Netherlands, Operation Market-Garden, in September 1944. See more »

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There's no way that Ransome could have heard the bullet shots that killed Rolande from where he stood in the building, especially with the train rumbling by and the whistle blowing while the shots were fired. See more »

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A true story from the annals of the Office of Strategic Services of the United States. See more »

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Jeffrey Hunter deals with a German agent as he and Nigel Patrick are tricking the Germans into thinking the Allied attack will be in Holland
20 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This picture is a favorite of mine, and I watched it recently for the third or fourth time. I only wish that I had a cinemascope version.

It's a tense spy picture that has some exceptionally good twists in it. The bare outline is that Jeffrey Hunter has joined Nigel Patrick in a British cover operation whose goal is to fool the Nazis into thinking that the Allied invasion will come through Holland, not Normandy or the French coast. This idea it shares with "The Man Who Never Was", another excellent thriller with Stephen Boyd and Clifton Webb done only one year earlier. A pretty Holland girl joins the group, played by Annemarie Duringer, only she's a Nazi plant and she's very clever. Hunter, who is the security agent, is clever too but he falls for her. Patrick adds a great deal to every movie I've ever seen him in. He's one of a reliable cohort of fine British actors. Here, he maintains the detachment of the intelligence man in charge and his cold-bloodedness. It balances Hunter, and yet Hunter intuitively knows that he as security agent he cannot let the Germans find out too easily what they are up to, or else they will know that the attack won't be on Holland. Annemarie has her superiors in London, and she has her own problems trying to convey to them what she thinks she has discovered.

All of this and more is developed smoothly, realistically and intelligently, which good spy stories demand. The script has a good combination of exposition and action. The supporting roles are developed with feeling. The cinematography is appropriately noir. The direction brought out what the actors were feeling and thinking very nicely in the closeups. He's Victor Vicas, born in Russia, who worked in Europe. I haven't seen his other work. This is certainly a superior effort.


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