Lt. Hanley must flush out a Nazi spy among the soldiers he's leading on a dangerous intelligence mission, before the German sabotages the plan. Hanley's thrust into the unfamiliar ... See full summary »

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James Dobson ...
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Lt. Hanley must flush out a Nazi spy among the soldiers he's leading on a dangerous intelligence mission, before the German sabotages the plan. Hanley's thrust into the unfamiliar leadership role when the G-2 Captain heading the mission is accidentally shot by another infantry unit, who are hunting a deadly hauptmann who speaks perfect English. Because it's a top secret infiltration of a German planning HQ, none of the MI men know each other, nor does the novice Hanley know them. Another suspect wanders into the mission's rendezvous point, an Army minefield specialist claiming he's just escaped from the Heer. Written by David Stevens

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24 November 1964 (USA)  »

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When the men find Red, the dead American GI that was dressed in a German uniform, Red's eyes keep fluttering. See more »

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Will The Real Impostor Please Stand Up
9 August 2014 | by (Mesa, AZ USA) – See all my reviews

Suspense and intrigue are embodied in "The Impostor." Lieutenant Hanley gets stuck leading an intelligence mission after Captain Roberts is accidentally injured. Time is of the essence and the mission must be carried out immediately; there's no time to turn back.

After Kirby identifies a dead GI in a German captain's uniform, Hanley knows his mission has been infiltrated. The infiltrator sets a fire while all are sleeping in hopes of drawing German intervention.

Character development is excellent among the entire group, a testimony to fine screen writing by Kay Lenard & Jess Carneol. Each actor plays their role to produce a synergistic effect on the mission. The story was well researched and thought out; it flows smoothly every step of the way. Rick Jason makes an excellent mission leader and great intensity comes through in his performance.

I'm critical of 2 scenes which I felt Director Roley could have rectified ahead of shooting. In the first, the German captain is listening to Hanley & the squad from behind a virtually cover-less pine tree; he'd have been spotted immediately. In the second, the squad is crawling alongside a couple of German machine gunners who could not miss spotting them. Director Roley should have been a little more imaginative to make the scenes more believable. Other than these 2 items, the story is very believable.

A lack of heavy artillery and/or combat scenes is mitigated by high suspense levels throughout. And it was fun trying to figure out the impostor. Overall, "The Impostor" was very well done.


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