A detective uncovers a formula that was devised by the Nazis in WW II to make gasoline from synthetic products, thereby eliminating the necessity for oil--and oil companies. A major oil company finds out about it and tries to destroy the formula and anyone who knows about it. Written by
In a world starved for energy, no secret is more valuable.
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Did You Know?
Final film for Marlon Brando
before his self-imposed retirement from acting. Brando did not appear in another feature film until A Dry White Season
(1989), a gap of almost a decade. See more
At the beginning of The Formula, a Nazi General is given the task of driving a truck to the Swiss border. In the next scene the truck has been captured by the US Army. The scene is shot in the snow. This is supposed to take place in the first week of May 1945. There is nowhere that would be covered in snow between Berlin and the Swiss border in May, even if he went the long way i.e. via Austria. See more
You're not in the oil business; you're in the oil shortage business!
Referenced in The Big Box: The Body Shop