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
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Clift insisted on doing all of the stunts in this film himself, which he did, despite poor health. See more
At the end of the film when Montgomery Clift shouts, "Don't move him!" his lips are clearly forming other words. See more
Most items in the closing credits appear and/or disappear in time with rhythms in the final music. See more
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