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Count Five and Die (1957)

Approved | | Drama, History, Thriller | March 1958 (USA)
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
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Rolande Hertog
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Major Julien Howard
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Dr. Mulder
Rolf Lefebvre ...
Hans Faber, chief spy
Larry Burns ...
Martins, building porter-spy
Anthony Ostrer
Claude Kingston ...
Willem Mulder
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Lt. Miller
Peter Prouse ...
Sgt. Bill Parrish
Philip Bond ...
Piet van Wijt
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Mr. Hendrijk
Marianne Walla ...
Mrs. Hendrijk
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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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Although the Allies landed in Normandy instead of the Netherlands in June 1944, they did eventually 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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Save a Dream For Me
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good British spy film
1 March 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Supposedly based on a true story, this British film starring Jeffrey Hunter is very good, considering what was in all probability low budget. The plot concerns feeding incorrect information to the Axis about where D-Day would actually take place. When a young woman comes from Holland to join the intelligence team, she needs to be checked out carefully, as she is suspected of being a spy.

Hunter and Nigel Patrick do a very good job and Hunter's boyishness is especially appealing. He had a nice, relaxed way about him before the cameras and like so many other incredibly handsome men, undoubtedly had a tough time convincing anyone that he could really act. But he really could. Sad that he died so young. Anne-Marie Duringer is the love interest under suspicion.

It may be a little slow at times, but also quite interesting.


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