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Subterfuge (1968)

 -  Thriller  -  December 1968 (UK)
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Michael A. Donovan
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Peter Langley
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Donetta
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Goldsmith
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Shevik
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Colin Gordon ...
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Van Driver
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Dubrossman
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Heiner
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A young wife is becoming very distraught over the fact that her husband, a secret service "spy" for England, has changed his mind about transferring away so that he can spend more time with her and their young son. He has grown cold and distant towards her; she thinks it 's because of the secretiveness of his work. Meanwhile, an American spy comes to England and is induced to help the British "team" with an undercover spy ring. When this spy ring is over turned the "bugs" that crawl out from under its rock shocks everyone! Written by McGinty <McGinty@aol.com>

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Highly recommended espionage
10 November 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A very satisfying, taut 70's spy yarn, unaccountably overlooked. Well-written with some decent dialogue and many plot twists, it's fairly late in the film when the true loyalties and back stories are revealed.

Gene Barry is his usual wooden self but he does a good job as the uncompromising tough guy. Tom Adams hams it up, maybe he didn't like playing a foil to the action hero (having some form himself).

Joan Collins is on a different planet from the rest, she raises the overall quality with some real class as the icy, fiery, aristocratic, sensitive wife dragged into an espionage world she despises.


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