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 overview, first billed only:
Dan Slater / Kalmar
Frank Wheatley
Col. Berthold
Mrs. Carrington
George Mikell ...
Max Gruner
Anna Wheatley
David Bauer ...
Andrew Miller
Ronald Radd ...
Russian General
Kenneth J. Warren ...
Police Chief
David Healy ...
Carl Jaffe ...
Police Surgeon
Douglas Muir ...


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 <>

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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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Release Date:

1 May 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Legacy of a Spy  »

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The film's storyline was similar to the then recently released The Spy with My Face (1965) and its TV counter-part The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Double Affair (1964). See more »


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 »


Gregori: Good luck.
Kalmar: Who needs luck? We've got organization.
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24 November 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Although this is not a memorable film, I found it entertaining. Yul Brynner stars as a CIA man who is told that his son has died in a skiing accident in Austria. He, therefore, heads off to Austria to investigate if it really was an accident or something more sinister. A young Britt Ekland is the female lead who he seeks information from because she was one of the last persons to see his son alive. Various character actors of the time (made in 1967)such as Clive Revill, David Bauer, Ronald Radd and Moira Lister appear and the movie jogs along at a nice pace. There are some lovely location shots of the Austrian Tyrol and Yul does a good job in the lead role. Well worth a look!

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