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 ...
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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
After Eddie's first mission to England he is awarded the Iron Cross 2nd Class by Field Marshal von Rundstedt, who then sends him to his tailor for a new uniform. In the next scene Eddie is shown wearing the Iron Cross 1st Class below the left pocket of his uniform tunic. The Iron Cross 2nd class was only displayed on a German uniform as a ribbon worn through a buttonhole (which Eddie also shows.) Also, the Iron Cross was a progressive award. To win the 1st Class he would first need the 2nd and then perform an additional act of valor. He should not be wearing the 1st Class award. See more »
To anyone interested in the true story of Eddie Chapman I suggest that they round the book "Agent Zigzag".This film is an attempt to do a clone James Bond film complete with inappropriate 60s song blaring out over the credits.The first problem is that Christopher Plummer is totally miscast as Eddie Chapman.A couple of years later it would be Michael Caine who would have been chosen.The story veers so far from the true Chapman story as to be a complete fiction.There was no countess in the real story.It really is absurd particularly when she appears in a different haute couture creation in every scene.Chapman actually got very friendly with his German spy master,not as shown in the film.He was kept in a secret house in Hendon whilst in the UK.Along with his mistress.A lot of damage was done to a dummy factory,not to De Havillands itself.So in the end this tiresome fabrication ends up falling flat on its face.
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