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The Double Man (1967)

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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Dan Slater / Kalmar
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Frank Wheatley
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Col. Berthold
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Mrs. Carrington
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Edwards
George Mikell ...
Max Gruner
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Gregori
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Anna Wheatley
David Bauer ...
Andrew Miller
Ronald Radd ...
Russian General
Kenneth J. Warren ...
Police Chief
David Healy ...
Halstead
Carl Jaffe ...
Police Surgeon
Douglas Muir ...
Wilfred
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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)  »

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Legacy of a Spy  »

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Brandon Brady worked 12 weeks. See more »

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At 1:20:37 an escaping Slater, whose hands have been closely cuffed, is for the moment free of the handcuffs, which are back on a moment later. See more »

Quotes

Gregori: Good luck.
Kalmar: Who needs luck? We've got organization.
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Pretty solid.
11 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

A pretty solid little spy thriller; it's never as intelligent as the "Ipcress File", but it's far superior to its two sequels, for example. No great shakes here, but the combination of an intriguing story, great cinematography, good Brynner performance(s) and Schaffner's adequate direction leads to a thoroughly passable time-filler.


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