Taggert, a U.S. industrialist, has acquired a jade figure, which has great religious significance to Kuala Rokat. That nation is a small but strategically located nation which borders China. Taggert's acquisition threatens to undo years of sensitive U.S. diplomacy but there is no legal way to force him to give the figure back. Phelps devises a plan which, among other things, calls for causing havoc with Taggert's mainframe computer, Rollin impersonating an academic from Kuala Rokat and using a highly trained cat in getting the jade away from Taggert. Written by
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There were as many as 12 different cats used, each trained to do one specific task. See more
Phelps finds the instructions on a tape, which has a black and a white side. When he puts the tape into the recorder the black side is uppermost. In the close-ups, only the white side can be seen. In the final shot, by removing the tape, you can see, that the black side is up again. See more
Person on Tape
[voice on tape
Good morning, Mr. Phelps. For the past 25 years, this country has depended on the friendship of Kuala Rokat, a small but strategic nation on the China-India border. This is the Imperial Seal of Kuala Rokat, a priceless 2,000-year-old jade figure on a golden rope. Two weeks ago, it turned up in the art collection of the famous American industrial, J. Richard Taggart. Yesterday, our government, on behalf of Kuala Rokat, requested that Taggart return the stolen jade to ...