The film was considered very daring for its time. Cornel Wilde
's detective character is clearly having a casual sexual relationship with Helene Stanton
's Rita, while the film quite openly infers that the two henchmen played by Lee Van Cleef
and Earl Holliman
are in a homosexual relationship. See more
Mr. Dreyer, the secret you think keeps you safe will blow up in your face. You're dealing with a... a ruthless man!
Mr. Diamond, I was a seaman for 30 years. I went to sea aged 14. I've seen storms, I've seen gunfire, and I've seen torpedoes. I've been wrecked - not once, four times. On a raft, 57 days, nothing but water. Nothing kills me. I'll die in Stockholm like my great grandfather, aged 93. I'm not scared of anything - including you - so, get out.
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