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The Naked Runner (1967)

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Sam Laker is an American industrialist, working in Britain, who has just been awarded an international award for industrial design. He is planning to travel to East Germany to attend a ... See full summary »

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Sam Laker
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Martin Slattery
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Colonel Hartmann
Nadia Gray ...
Karen Gisevius
Toby Robins ...
Ruth
Inger Stratton ...
Anna
Cyril Luckham ...
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Ritchie Jackson
J.A.B. Dubin-Behrmann ...
Joseph
Michael Newport ...
Patrick Laker
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Joscik Barbarossa
Roy Hanlon
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Sam Laker is an American industrialist, working in Britain, who has just been awarded an international award for industrial design. He is planning to travel to East Germany to attend a trade show and show off his invention, taking his 10 year old son with him for a holiday. Meanwhile a British Intelligence officer who served with Laker in the Second World War decides to use the opportunity of Laker's trip and his lack of an intelligence profile to coerce him into carrying out an assassination. Written by Sean Brennan <sean@bearpaw.dnet.co.uk>

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Plot a bit too thick, but good Directing, & Sinatra is Excellent
23 January 1999 | by (near Washington, D.C.) – See all my reviews

This is definitely a typical B-type 1960's European spy thriller, but certainly not bad. Convoluted plot, but the use of extreme close-ups, tasteful melancholy score, and an excellent performance by Sinatra make it worthwhile viewing for fans of Sinatra dramas. His performance is very intense and believable. While the plot is needlessly tangled and premise is farfetched, the film is not at all corny - its presentation is perhaps more difnified than the plot and payoff deserve. Sinatra's performance is the best thing about it. A lengthier, better plot and bigger payoff would have lifted the film up into something near "The Iprcess File" league. The other good aspects of that film are in place here, but this remains a B-level spy thriller despite an obvious attempt to make an A-level thriller. Still, a must-see for Sinatra fans - but perhaps on cable or rental.


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