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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
Philip Ray
Robert Raglan ...
Lt. Miller
Peter Prouse ...
Sgt. Bill Parrish
Philip Bond ...
Piet van Wijt
Otto Diamant ...
Mr. Hendrijk
Marianne Walla ...
Mrs. Hendrijk
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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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Drama | History | Thriller | War

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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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Turkish Delight
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Music by Chris Charles
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Quite good but it starts off slowly...so try to stick with this one.
29 July 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Count Five and Die" is a very good wartime espionage film. However, I'll be honest, it starts off slowly and only gets interesting later in the movie. Fortunately, it ends quite well and is worth seeing.

In this film, an American (Jeffery Hunter) and Brit (Nigel Patrick) are in charge of a spy mission in which they are to deliberately misdirect the Germans by convincing them that the upcoming invasion of the continent will be in Holland. It all takes place in London and the key is their feeding the false information to Nazi agents in the city.

As I said before, this is a very slow film at the beginning. Fortunately, the picture improves and really becomes quite taut and intelligent towards the end. Not a great film like "The Man Who Never Was" (which covers much of the same material) but well worth your time...and patience.


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