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Cast overview, first billed only:
Distinguished Civilian
Colonel Steinhager (as Gert Froebe)
Baron Von Grunen
Harry Meyen ...
Lieutenant Keller
Georges Lycan ...
Commander Braid
John Abbey ...
Gil Barber ...
Jean-Claude Bercq ...
Major Von Leeb
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Luftwaffe General (as Jean Rene Caussimon)
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Prison Clerk


Loosely based on a true story, Christopher Plummer plays British bank robber Eddie Chapman who finds himself caught between the warring parties in WW2, the British and the Germans. working as a spy for both sides he tries to play the 3rd reich and the British against each other. The real life Chapman described himself as a completely 'amoral' person, which adds a nice philisophical touch to this somewhat colourful spy-flic. Is there any moral in making war? Even if you're the 'good' fighting 'evil'? Written by Void-4 <stringybark@iname.com>

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Rated PG for language, violence and sensuality | See all certifications »





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Release Date:

9 December 1966 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Terence Young's Triple Cross  »

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While the movie ending implies that Baron Von Grunen (Yul Brynner) dies after being shot in the back (or allows the viewer to infer such), actually Chapman and Von Grunen remained friends after the war. Von Grunen even attended the wedding of Chapman's daughter. See more »


Near the beginning of this film set in 1939 Christopher Plummer is reading a 1966 newspaper with the front page headline "New Concord Cost Shock" See more »


Distinguished Civilian (Freddie Young): Grill him for another four hours. If he survives that I think it will be safe to let him catch the ship tomorrow night. Gentlemen, thank you for your help. You've taught me one thing: Never let the Poles take you prisoner!
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Referenced in Romy (2009) See more »


Triple Cross Main Title
Written by Georges Garvarentz
Performed by The Roland Shaw Orchestra directed by Roland Shaw
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Fantasy based on fact.
1 November 2005 | by (Sunny Sarasota FL) – See all my reviews

The ghost of Bond is fairly obvious here. Plummer as the real life safe cracker Eddy Chapman is suitably suave and charming and Yul Brynner is his normal stiff martinet (with added monocle)and Romi Schneider is "okay" (the love scenes are mostly a dud and show little chemistry between Romi and Chris). The production design is pretty good, lots of authentic uniforms and arms, plus plenty of genuine WW2 trucks and cars, the naughty Nazis are a tad stereotypical, but the conference scenes in the Paris hotel are well produced. Perhaps an aircraft buff can identify the twin engined plane used in several sequences, it certainly didn't look German! Overall an entertaining way of passing the time with few phony heroics.

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