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Walter Hill (screenplay)
Desmond Bagley (novel)
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Release Date:
26 October 1973 (Italy) See more »
Whoever he is he's not what you think. See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Paul Newman ... Rearden

Dominique Sanda ... Mrs. Smith

James Mason ... Sir George Wheeler

Harry Andrews ... Mackintosh

Ian Bannen ... Slade

Michael Hordern ... Brown

Nigel Patrick ... Soames-Trevelyan

Peter Vaughan ... Brunskill
Roland Culver ... Judge

Percy Herbert ... Taafe

Robert Lang ... Jack Summers

Jenny Runacre ... Gerda

John Bindon ... Buster
Hugh Manning ... Prosecutor
Wolfe Morris ... Malta Police Commissioner

Noel Purcell ... O'Donovan
Donald Webster ... Jervis
Keith Bell ... Palmer

Niall MacGinnis ... Warder

Eddie Byrne ... Fisherman

Shane Briant ... Cox
Michael Poole ... Mr. Boyd
Eric Mason ... Postman
Ronald Clarke ... Attendant
Antony Viccars ... Salesman
Dinny Powell ... Young

Doug Robinson ... Danahoe (as Douglas Robinson)
Jack Cooper ... 1st Motor Cyclist
Marc Boyle ... 2nd Motor Cyclist
Marcelle Castillo ... Madeleine
Nosher Powell ... Armed Guard

Terence Plummer ... Dark Man (as Terry Plummer)
Joe Cahill ... 1st Guard
Gerry Alexander ... 2nd Guard
John McDarby ... Old Man at Bus Stop

Donal McCann ... 1st Fireman
Joe Lynch ... 1st Garda
Seamus Healy ... Countryman in Pub
Tom Irwin ... 2nd Fireman
Pascal Perry ... 2nd Garda
Steve Brennan ... Pub Customer
Vernon Hayden ... Pub Customer
Brendan O'Duill ... Pub Customer (as Brendon O'Duill)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cyd Child ... Nurse (uncredited)
Tim Condren ... Inmate (uncredited)
Harry Fielder ... Convict in Prison (uncredited)

Leo Genn ... Rollins (uncredited)
Victor Harrington ... Barrister (uncredited)

Clarissa Kaye-Mason ... Guest at Reception (uncredited)
Aileen Lewis ... Member of Parliament (uncredited)
Alf Mangan ... Inmate (uncredited)
John Tatum ... Court Recorder (uncredited)
Fred Wood ... Prisoner Working in Laundry (uncredited)

Directed by
John Huston 
Writing credits
Walter Hill (screenplay)

Desmond Bagley (novel "The Freedom Trap")

William Fairchild  uncredited

Produced by
John Foreman .... producer
William Hill .... associate producer
John Huston .... producer (uncredited)
Paul Newman .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Maurice Jarre 
Cinematography by
Oswald Morris 
Film Editing by
Russell Lloyd 
Casting by
Weston Drury Jr.  (as Weston Drury Jnr.)
Production Design by
Terence Marsh  (as Terry Marsh)
Art Direction by
Alan Tomkins 
Makeup Department
George Frost .... makeup artist
Hugh Richards .... makeup artist
A.G. Scott .... hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
M. James Arnett .... second unit director (as James Arnett)
Colin M. Brewer .... assistant director (as Colin Brewer)
Chris Kenny .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Gary White .... second assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Art Department
Peter James .... set dresser
Michael Redding .... construction manager
Sound Department
Basil Fenton-Smith .... sound
Leslie Hodgson .... sound editor (as Les Hodgson)
Gerry Humphreys .... sound
Don Sharpe .... sound editor (as Don Sharp)
Peter Desbois .... sound (uncredited)
Terry Sharratt .... boom operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Ron Ballinger .... special effects
Cliff Richardson .... special effects
Ron Ballanger .... special effects (uncredited)
Gerry Johnston .... special effects (uncredited)
Joe Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Nosher Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jimmy Turrell .... camera operator
Bob Bremner .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elsa Fennell .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Eunice Mountjoy .... assistant editor (as Eunice Beharrell)
Location Management
Terence A. Clegg .... location manager (as Terry Clegg)
Robin Douet .... location manager
Music Department
Maurice Jarre .... conductor
Transportation Department
Arthur Dunne .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Other crew
Barbara Allen .... production secretary
Penny Daniels .... continuity
Gladys Hill .... assistant: Mr. Huston
Arthur S. Newman Jr. .... assistant to producer (as Arthur S. Newman Jnr.)
Robin Demetriou .... cast and crew chef (uncredited)
Geoff Freeman .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Annabelle King .... production assistant (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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98 min
Color (Technicolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Canada:PG | Canada:14A (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:16 | Italy:T | Netherlands:6 | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 (video rating) (1988) | UK:AA (cut) (theatrical rating) (1973) | USA:PG | West Germany:16
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Did You Know?

The last film of Noel Purcell.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: Reflected in the side window of the truck when Rearden drives off to meet the airplane at the airfield.See more »
Mrs. Smith:[speaking of the gravely injured Mackintosh] There is a letter. He always writes one. It's to be given to the Prime Minister in case of his death.
Joseph Rearden:Well, who's got it?
Mrs. Smith:His solicitor.
Joseph Rearden:Well, get it! Tell him it's an emergency!
Mrs. Smith:An act of Parliament couldn't open that envelope before he dies.
Joseph Rearden:Fly to London. Smother Mackintosh with his pillow.
Mrs. Smith:No, I wouldn't do that. He's my father.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Magnum Cop (1978)See more »


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