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Montgomery Cliff (in his last role) plays James Bower, an American physicist visiting West Germany who's recruited by a shady CIA agent, named Adam, to help them with the defection of a Russian scientist. But an East German secret agent, named Peter Heinzeman, learns of Bower's meeting with Adam and threatens Bower to mind his own business, while Bower learns of a back story to all this involving stolen microfilm that each side wants. Written by Anonymous

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This movie's lead cast is completely cosmopolitan: Montgomery Clift is American, Hardy Krüger is German and Roddy McDowall is English whilst the movie was directed by a Belgian, Raoul Lévy. See more »

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Early in the film, Bower is talking to Heinzmann. Bower is holding his cigarette vertically because he has a long ash. The POV switches and Bower has his hand down and cigarette horizontal, still with a long ash on it and he quickly taps the ash off into the ashtray. See more »

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Clift's final bow...a dated Cold War programmer, but not without some interest
21 August 2011 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Physicist from the US is blackmailed into aiding the CIA in the acquisition of top secret microfilm from a defecting Russian scientist (something to do with the moon-landing, and how the Russkies want to get there before the Americans do). Traveling to East Germany under an alias, the professor must keep his wits sharp as several nefarious characters already know his identity and his purpose in being in the country. Co-production from France and West Germany proved to be the final film of star Montgomery Clift (willing, but looking wan). Writer-producer-director Raoul Lévy, who adapted his screenplay from Paul Thomas's novel "The Spy", had an interesting eye for details, and he got solid performances from an international supporting cast (Lévy committed suicide two months after the picture's release). Still, the plot is a leaden one, with a dated Cold War theme and corny overtures to the spy game. The dubbing is often obtrusive, although Raoul Coutard's location photography (in curious colors) is quite attractive, and Clift's presence alone heightens the interest. ** from ****


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