A Man Called Intrepid (1979)

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During World War II, a wealthy Canadian uses his own money to help the Allies form an espionage network.

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A Man Called Intrepid tells for the first time the full story of British Security Co-ordination, the international allied intelligence agency of World War 2 whose work has been a closely guarded secret for the past sixty years. Accounts include top level wartime undercover operations including the breaking of the German Enigma code and the race for the atomic bomb. It is a gripping true story of extraordinary personal heroism and sacrifice in the face of war. Written by mahajanssen

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20 May 1979 (USA)  »

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CAD 6,000,000 (estimated)
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This film's Art Director Keith Wilson once said of his quest to find an original Enigma coding machine for the production: "The secrecy surrounding Enigma is one of the most fascinating achievements of World War II. For over thirty years no one in the know said or wrote anything at all about the acquisition of the German code machine. All of which, of course, made my job more difficult! My search for Enigma wasn't as crucial as [William] Stephenson's, but as the filming got under way and the Enigma machine seemed as untraceable as ever, it began to take on something of the same urgency. Finally, I visited an old mate of mine who hires out props to film companies, and for the hundredth time I asked the same question: 'Don't suppose you have an Engima machine?' The usual response was total puzzlement, but he replied quite calmly: 'No, but I know where you can get one.' And he did, too." See more »

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Pretty good, but not the book
30 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I bought a copy of the mini series on ebay, the guy who had it lived all the way in Denmark.

Funny thing is that it was copied from television less than 60 miles from where I live in California.

The film was a bit disappointing if you read the book. Characters were merged and changed.

All in all though it was still very good.

People really need to read the forward of the book to see similarities of what is going on today. We may once again be involved in a war that we may or may not be able to win.


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