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The MacKintosh Man (1973)

 -  Thriller  -  25 July 1973 (USA)
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A member of British Intelligence assumes a fictitious criminal identity and allows himself to be caught, imprisoned, and freed in order to infiltrate a spy organization and expose a traitor.

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Rearden
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Mrs. Smith
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Sir George Wheeler
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Mackintosh
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Slade
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Brown
Nigel Patrick ...
Soames-Trevelyan
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Brunskill
Roland Culver ...
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Robert Lang ...
Jack Summers
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Gerda
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Buster
Hugh Manning ...
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Wolfe Morris ...
Malta Police Commissioner
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Storyline

Joseph Rearden takes the fall for a robbery and winds up in the Scrubs. From there he escapes in the company of a convicted spy and is taken to a remote manor at an unknown location where he is kept isolated. He overpowers his guard and flies, but nothing is quite what it seems in this drama of intrigue as Rearden pursues his quarry from Ireland to Malta. Written by Martin H. Booda <booda@datasync.com>

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traitor | spy | diamonds | malta | ireland | See more »

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Only Mackintosh can save them now - And Mackintosh is dead!

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25 July 1973 (USA)  »

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The MacKintosh Man  »

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Trivia

This film and its source novel were loosely based on the identification, defection and escape from Wormwood Scrubs Prison in 1966 of Russian spy George Blake (aka George Behar) who was working in British intelligence as a double agent but was not one of the Cambridge Five spies. See more »

Goofs

When the small plane lands at the airfield, it makes a tire squeal characteristic of landing on tarmac, but it's a grass runway. See more »

Quotes

Sir George Wheeler: Our deaths would mean little or nothing to anyone, anywhere - only to ourselves.
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Referenced in John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick (1988) See more »

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Work of true craftsmanship
27 April 2007 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

A very stylish opening with James Mason as holier and smoother than thou top-politician making a high speech instantly gives a feeling of things not being quite how it seems. And quite rightly so, most things in the story have a feeling of being very cool and calculated. And with Huston's experience it is all handled very well. Compared to Huston's many sanctified classics this film has been seen as more of a minor work of his. But it does have things boiling underneath its cool surface and deserves a deeper look and maybe several viewings. This movie is largely not in-your-face action, but gets parts of the mood and style from earlier movie works and periods. For example the music reminds me of 'The Third Man'. And when action and violence finally occur, it gets surprisingly tense and raw in its effect.

The movie crosses interestingly several genres, like a cold war spy thriller and prison movies. Some of the scenes manage to catch something familiar from early Hitchcock, specially the runaway and chase scene on an Irish moor. The locations in London and Ireland with real local people add much to the realism and fascination of the story. Even the car chases use old beaten up vehicles keeping far away from usual top agent style.

Paul Newman as Joseph Rearden does a strong role but the cool center of the story is Dominique Sanda as an almost emotionless beauty whose appearance covers secrets and surprises. The plot holds up very well all the way to the final moments with some nasty surprises. A film worth seeing for Huston fans and others.


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