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The Executioner (1970)

GP | | Thriller, Drama | June 1970 (UK)
A British intelligence agent must track down a fellow spy suspected of being a double agent.

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John Shay
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Sarah Booth
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Polly Bendel
Oskar Homolka ...
Racovsky
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Vaughan Jones
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Colonel Scott
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Gisela Dali ...
Anna
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Explosive international intrigue results when British Intelligence agent John Shay suspects Booth, a colleague, of being a double-agent. Although Shay's superiors warn him against an investigation, he travels to Greece and Turkey in order to check out his suspicions. There, Shay becomes involved with a beautiful woman who was once her lover, and is now Booth's wife. Before long, Shay realizes that he is being used as a Communist pawn, and has fallen into grave danger. Written by alfiehitchie

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Every day he lives, somebody else dies!

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Der Vollstrecker  »

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Trivia

One of a number of espionage movies that actor Charles Gray made around the mid-late 60s and early 70s. The others were Masquerade (1965), You Only Live Twice (1967) , The Man Outside (1967), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), The File of the Golden Goose (1969) and When Eight Bells Toll (1971), See more »

Goofs

At the start of the film one of the dead victims lying by the empty swimming pool is startled and moves when the car explodes, with his head and arm moving. See more »

Quotes

John Shay: I thought you guys used Pentothal.
Balkov: We ran out.
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits, in the background is the final scene showing a tower with a light that rotates, shining alternately green and white light. The credits change colors repeatedly as if the tower light is shining on them. See more »

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Referenced in The Oral Generation (1970) See more »

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very unremarkable B movie
6 December 2004 | by (not stated) – See all my reviews

Unremarkable B British movie. I don't know if it is the director or the acting, but there is no energy in it. It is watchable (once). You can see a glimmer of the charisma Joan Collins can bring to a nighttime soap opera. The blonde girl was a bit whiny for my taste. The dresses for she and Joan Collins were outstanding. I saw a blue number I wouldn't mind wearing myself. The movie had potential, if in the right hands. It was relatively painless, but kind of flat. You didn't feel you were at the Parthenon even though they splurged on location shooting. The movie cover looks far more exciting than the movie itself. There were areas where there should have been music to set the mood, but there was silence. In the proper hands this movie could have been a classic.


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