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The Pursuers (1961)

A group of former concentration camp prisoners has formed an underground network to hunt Nazi leaders, who are still on the loose. At a secret meeting in Paris they discuss what to do with ... See full summary »

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Godfrey Grayson
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Cyril Shaps ... Karl Luther
Francis Matthews ... David Nelson
Susan Denny Susan Denny ... Jenny Walmer
Sheldon Lawrence Sheldon Lawrence ... Rico
George Murcell ... Freddy
John Gabriel John Gabriel ... Wally
Tony Doonan Tony Doonan ... Wilmo
Steve Plytas Steve Plytas ... Petersen
André Mikhelson André Mikhelson ... Von Krosig
Alexis Chesnakov Alexis Chesnakov ... Lunde
Reginald Marsh Reginald Marsh ... Inspector
Charles Hill Charles Hill ... Murcher
Theodore Wilhelm Theodore Wilhelm ... Parris
Gertan Klauber Gertan Klauber ... Bernstein
Richard Marner ... Aranson
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A group of former concentration camp prisoners has formed an underground network to hunt Nazi leaders, who are still on the loose. At a secret meeting in Paris they discuss what to do with the former Auschwitz commandant Karl Brochmann, who since 12 years lives in London under the false identity of Karl Luther. They decide to take the law in their own hands, and send their member David to London. He starts his commission by scaring Luther, to see his reactions. Luther is already nervous, because the newspapers are writing about the capture of Eichmann. When he finds out that somebody has broken into his apartment and painted a swastika on his mirror, he gets terrified. He empties his bank account, packs a bag with all his cash and runs away, followed by David. He stumbles into a night club, where the criminal owner soon finds out that Luther is an expedient target for extortion. The singer Jenny feels pity for him, and offers him to hide in her apartment. It turns out that she is a ... Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

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Mystery | Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1961 (UK) See more »

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Danziger Productions Ltd. See more »
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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Absorbing and Unusual drama
28 July 2014 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

This was obviously made to cash in on the news of the arrest of Adolf Eichmann.The main character actually looks rather like Himmler.It is an absorbing mixture of Nazi hunting with a more routine crime drama tacked on.There are it has to be said a number of points where you need to suspend disbelief.The first is to imagine that there were a large number of upper echelon Nazis loose in England at that time,when it was clear that most of them had made their way to South America.The second is the coincidence and irony in the fact that the Nazi is sheltered by a victim of his brutality.Some of the crime scenes are straight out of the B movie copybook.However the constant references to the Holocaust make this a film worth viewing.


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