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
Big Oil. Big Money. Big Mystery. Everyone's out to make a killing.
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George C. Scott
received top billing, Marlon Brando
received second billing for this movie but Brando received the highest salary on this picture and was paid more than Scott. 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
Hans Lehman, Prefect of Police Berlin
I must advise you, we may require some more questions at a later date.
You may require questions? You bring me here at a time of sorrow asking questions. Stupid questions. While my uncle is murdered in a public place. I have only contempt for you and your so-called profession.
References Little Caesar