An American oil company executive of Swedish descent, now living in Sweden, is blackmailed into spying for the Allies during World War II. At first resentful, his relationship with a beautiful German Allied agent causes him to realize how vital his work is. When he learns that his anti-Nazi German associates are under suspicion from the Gestapo, he risks his own life to go back inside Nazi Germany to finish his work and try to save his friends. It's an exciting story with great characters, filmed partly in the locations where the story took place.Written by
The German spy for the OSS, Frau Marianne Möllendorf in the movie, was a real person whom Erickson fell in love with. Her real name was Anne-Maria Freudenreich. The Swedish national archives in Stockholm have photographs and letters Erickson received from her. See more »
In the Copenhagen street scenes of Danish bicyclists blocking the Gestapo truck pursuing Erickson and the underground leaders, a blue-and-white late '50s car can briefly be seen in the background in one shot. See more »
Opening card: We wish to express our gratitude to the city governments of Stockholm, Copenhagen, Hamburg, and West Berlin whose co-operation made it possible to photograph the authentic locales in the re-creation of this true story. It begins in Stockholm, 1942... See more »
Last night I saw Executive Suite with William Holden and Fredrich March. I expected it to be a great movie and it was. Tonight I noticed AMC is playing another Holden movie entitled Counterfeit Traitor. I watched it and it turned out to be grippy and suspenseful and Holden was great. I have seen great films with Holden including Picnic, Bridge on the River Kwai and Sunset Boulevard. This was supposed to be one of his inferior work, but I actually liked it better than some of his better known films. It's too bad that at the end of his career he made movies such as Omen II and Ashtani. In any case, he was fabulous here and I am looking forward to see other films with him.
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