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The Double Man (1967)

 |  Mystery, Thriller  |  1 May 1968 (USA)
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In a complex piece of espionage the Russian secret service attempts to kidnap a high ranking officer in the CIA and replace him with a double of its own.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dan Slater / Kalmar
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Frank Wheatley
Anton Diffring ...
Col. Berthold
Moira Lister ...
Mrs. Carrington
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Edwards
George Mikell ...
Max Gruner
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Gregori
Julia Arnall ...
Anna Wheatley
David Bauer ...
Andrew Miller
Ronald Radd ...
General
Kenneth J. Warren ...
Police Chief
David Healy ...
Halstead
Carl Jaffe ...
Police Surgeon
Douglas Muir ...
Wilfred
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Storyline

Following the death of his son, in a skiing accident in the Austrian Alps, the cold and emotion-less Dan Slater travels to Austria for the funeral. In the face of official indifference he decides to investigate and little by little strange inconsistencies start to appear leading Dan to conclude that the death of his son was no accident. A retired, former undercover operative, Frank Wheatley, whom he had hoped would watch out for his son proves useless as Dan seeks out the murderer's. Eventually, Dan finds Gina, the companion of wealthy socialite Mrs. Carrington, who puts him on the correct trail little realizing that he is falling into a cunning, cleverly thought out trap laid by Berthold. Berthold hopes to kidnap Slater and substitute him with an exact double in order to obtain a mole in the highest echelons of the CIA. Will he succeed or will Frank and Gina realize something is amiss and rescue Slater? Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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The key man to the most daring plot ever concocted by the secret agents of two worlds!

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Mystery | Thriller

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1 May 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Legacy of a Spy  »

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(RCA)

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Trivia

This spy movie and After the Fox (1966) were actress Britt Ekland's first major movie roles. Ekland would go on to become a Bond Girl in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974). See more »

Goofs

At 35:15 a line can be seen on the backdrop just before Berthold starts to ski after Slater and Gina. It appears again behind Berthold at 37:34. See more »

Quotes

Gregori: Good luck.
Kalmar: Who needs luck? We've got organization.
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Typical American Smash and Destroy
27 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie in the wee hours of the morning and probably should not have done so as I was not too sure who was the survivor in the end. I do not like to have a movie end that way, but the location scenes were very good and makes me want to return there again.

Cannot an American movie be made without the overkill of the "barroom brawl" smash and bang portion that, in my opinion, ruins the whole movie. Someone has to come crashing through plate glass windows, destroy mountains of dishes and glassware and demolish a whole kitchen or other room for "sensationalism". This cheap addition makes me not like whatever else (good story, good acting, beautiful scenery) may be in that movie. Americans are destructive orientated and I guess we thrive on the addition of this junk.


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