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Assignment K (1968)

 |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  June 1968 (USA)
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Philip Scott, head of a successful toy company, is also secretly the head of a British spy unit. When his cover is blown, enemy agents kidnap his girlfriend to force him to reveal the ... See full summary »

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Philip Scott
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Toni Peters
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Harris
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Smith
Robert Hoffmann ...
Paul Spiegler
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Hal
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Martine
Carl Möhner ...
Inspector (as Carl Moehner)
Vivi Bach ...
Erika Herschel
Werner Peters ...
Kramer
Dieter Geissler ...
Kurt
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George
Jan Werich ...
Dr. Spiegler
David Healy ...
David
Ursula Howells ...
Estelle
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Philip Scott, head of a successful toy company, is also secretly the head of a British spy unit. When his cover is blown, enemy agents kidnap his girlfriend to force him to reveal the identities of his operatives. Written by Daniel Frankham <danielf@wantree.com.au>

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Any moment the world might blow up in their double faces!


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This movie was made and released about four years after its source novel "Department K" by Hartley Howard was first published in 1964. The source novel's "Department K" title was changed to "Assignment K" for this film version. See more »

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22 January 2003 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

Stephen Boyd made several films during the mid-to late 60's, which all seem to have "slick" plots in which he portrays a wealthy, sophisticated, cosmopolitan character sporting perfectly coiffed hair. Neither the hairstyle nor the roles seemed to suit him well, and I'll bet he was vastly relieved to switch to westerns like Shalako and The Man Called Noon in the '70's. Assignment K, however, is probably the best of the "smooth hair" movies. He's a international spy in this one and a lot of the action takes place in a ski resort so the scenery is beautiful and wintry. He and Camilla Sparv play well together and, best of all for Stephen Boyd fans like me, he is on-screen throughout the entire film, no cameos here - a major plus for this movie. Leo McKern, another wonderful character actor, turns up once again as the bad guy. (Remember him as the irascible, but lovable Captain Brandt in Lisa?) Assignment K is fairly fast-paced and somewhat exciting, especially if you enjoy a little romance with your espionage. And the ending will surprise you!


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