Paul temple drives along the mountains in Switzerlad to St.Moritz, but instead goes with his wife onto the road to Soglio. At the village's cafe, the Italean gangster Angelo gives Heidi and... See full summary »

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Paul temple drives along the mountains in Switzerlad to St.Moritz, but instead goes with his wife onto the road to Soglio. At the village's cafe, the Italean gangster Angelo gives Heidi and her father Bernhard a bad time. Then Temple and his wife arrive for a meal. Heidi then asks them for a lift to St. Moritz where she works. Paul Temple books into his usual haunt the 'Kulm Hotel' Angelo then tells Heidi (who works there) to check the rooms for things to steal. To help his son to win the Cresta Run (which he doesn't) Patrick Nolan pays Angelo to cheat for him by heating the blades on the toboggan. His son Dermot then gets him to steal the trophy, but they are both later caught by the inspector at the the airport with Paul Temple's help. The village is then released from the pressure brought on by Angelo. Written by Bernard Dunne

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23 June 1971 (UK)  »

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Trouble in Switzerland
12 April 2010 | by (Essex, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is okay as it has some great location work shot in Switzerland, but it also has the usual story of a gangster who runs a village by blackmail, with threats and an underdog (this time author Paul Temple) who takes them on to save the village. I think the same plot was also used in an episode of 'Return Of The Saint' (maybe Paul should change his name to Temple-la?) But the story differs here, in that the mountain village people of Soglio, try to make money by smuggling coffee beans across the border into Italy. It has some bad points to it too, as it has some very flat two dimensional back projection (rather than 3D) when Temple is with his wife up The Alps, then it cuts to interiors shot on videotape at a studio in London. By the way it looks, it reminds me of another 1970's drama 'Secret Army', where the exteriors were filmed in Belgium and the interiors videotaped in London. There is however a good (James Bond OHMSS like) P.O.V. shot of Dermot Nolan doing the Cresta Run which he loses. He then gets the villains Angelo and Il Muto to steal the trophy for him, but he is later caught. It has a happy ending. As I've said it's watchable in acting and plot, it's just having to watch the fake exteriors which differ greatly from the interiors. It looks like some of the background was a blown up photo because it has no depth. Still it's a flashback to 1970's television.


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