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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March 1958 (USA)  »

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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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Telephone Hop
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Music by Cecil Bolton
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clichéd & claustrophobic & a little tedious
25 November 2014 | by (Seattle WA USA) – See all my reviews

a pitifully budgeted - b&w - British film - all the scenes seem shot in as small a set as possible - the few outdoor shots are a relief

altho based on a true story of a joint British and OSS effort to mislead the Germans regarding the invasion of europe by the allies - the plan was clever - but the movie's plot feels contrived and unconvincing

the actors are better than the script - Jeff Hunter acquits himself well - altho this confirms he was never a potent screen presence - but neither were co-stars Nigel Patrick or swiss actress Annemarie Düringer or anyone else


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