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Count Five and Die (1957)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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


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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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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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 »


In the first minute or so there's a shot of the nearside front wing, bonnet and bonnet mounted spare wheel on a 4x4 type vehicle. This is a Land Rover. The Land Rover wasn't developed until several years after the war had ended. 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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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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