Rod Taylor plays a policeman sent to return a sensitive case; An Australian citizen, currently acting as high commissioner for peace talks who is wanted for an old charge -- of murder. The ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Sir James Quentin
Sheila Quentin
Lisa Pretorius
Maria Cholon
Lee Montague ...
Edric Connor ...
Pham Chimh
Russell Napier ...
Ken Wayne ...
Ambassador Townsend


Rod Taylor plays a policeman sent to return a sensitive case; An Australian citizen, currently acting as high commissioner for peace talks who is wanted for an old charge -- of murder. The talks are too sensitive to be disturbed, so Taylor ends up watching Christopher Plummer as he conducts his talks, and discovers that some want the talks to fail enough to think that killing Plummer is an obvious way to stop them. Written by John Vogel <>

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In A Moment He Could Be Dead! - and the only man who could save him was going to arrest him for murder!


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19 September 1968 (Denmark)  »

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One of a number of espionage movies that starred Lilli Palmer. The films include Cloak and Dagger (1946), The Counterfeit Traitor (1962), Sebastian (1968), Nobody Runs Forever (1968), Operation Crossbow (1965), The Holcroft Covenant (1985) and Secret Agent (1936). See more »


Referenced in Rod Taylor: Return to Oz (2005) See more »

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Familiar but OK spy drama
29 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

This is certainly not a bad film: the script maintains an air of uncertainty as to who is and who is not in the conspiracy to kill Plummer, there are some frantic fight scenes, a nice elegiac score, the performances are fine, putting in more emotion than usual for the genre, and the Goddess-like Daliah Lavi & the beautiful Camilla Sparv more than fill out the required "babe quotient" (as I've said before, these 60's spy thrillers are almost always a sure bet if you want to see some incredibly beautiful women). However, there is not much here that you have not seen before. Perhaps it says something about the greatness of Hitchcock that even one of his widely considered "lesser" pictures ("Topaz") is still better than this movie. (**1/2)

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