After reading the diary of an elderly Jewish man who committed suicide, freelance journalist Peter Miller begins to investigate the alleged sighting of a former SS-Captain who commanded a concentration camp during World War II. Miller eventually finds himself involved with the powerful organization of former SS members, called ODESSA, as well as with the Israeli secret service. Miller probes deeper and eventually discovers a link between the SS-Captain, ODESSA, and his own family. Written by
Anthony Hughes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Did You Know?
The character played by Hannes Messemer
is not referred to by name in the dialogue but is intended to be SS-Gruppenführer Richard Glücks, former SS Inspector of Concentration Camps who disappeared after World War II and is rumored to have been one of the founding members of the ODESSA. See more
During the final showdown between Miller and Roschman, Voight is wearing a black double-breasted raincoat, and Schell a white shirt, with exaggerated points. Both highly fashionable in 1974, but definitely not period wear for the early 1960's. See more
[Miller is trying to sell his editor a story based on the diary
No one wants to read about Jews.
They were GERMANS!
They were German Jews.
Referenced in The First Nudie Musical
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice
and André Heller
(as Andre Heller)
Sung by Perry Como See more