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Trunk to Cairo (1965)

Einer spielt falsch (original title)
| Drama | 1965 (Israel)
A James Bond-type action hero is assigned to destroy a weapons factory run by a fugitive Nazi.

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Menahem Golan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Audie Murphy ... Mike Merrick
George Sanders ... Prof. Schlieben
Marianne Koch ... Helga Schlieben
Gila Almagor ... Yasmin
Yossi Yadin ... Capt. Gabar (as Yoseph Yadin)
Bomba Tzur ... Ali (as Bomba J. Zur)
Zeev Berlinsky ... Benz
Hans von Borsody ... Hans Klugg (as Hans von Borsodi)
Eitan Priver Eitan Priver ... Jamil
Zalman Zalman ... Ephraim (as Zalman Leviush)
Eliezer Young Eliezer Young ... Dr. Heider
Shlomo Vishinsky ... Jacob
Tikva Mor ... Christina (as Tikvah Mor)
Elana Eden ... Hadassa (as Ilana Foch)
Cesar Suberi Cesar Suberi ... Old Mullah
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Storyline

American Mike Merrick, posing as German Ludwig Baum, infiltrates the atomic laboratory of Professor Schlieben, who is attempting to create atomic missiles for the Egyptian army. Merrick falls in love with Schlieben's daughter Helga, who helps him defeat her father's efforts. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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What Was In It? Big Enough for a Body...Heavy Enough for a Bomb! did it hold a nation's fate...where did it come from...and who knows its deadly secret?

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Trivia

Most of the technical crew are credited on screen with just the initial for their first names. See more »

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The sequence in which "Ludwig" chases a killer along the shore, filmed day-for-night, switches back and forth between day and night within moments. See more »

Connections

Featured in 42nd Street Forever, Volume 2: The Deuce (2006) See more »

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Dangerous Woman
lyrics by Jean Raskin
sung by Geula Gill
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Low Budget, Weak Propaganda
7 July 2011 | by net3431See all my reviews

It's amazing that George Sanders lowered himself to this. Things must have gotten bad for him. He is still a great screen presence, but he seems out of place among the crude voice-overs, TV drama scenery, and awkward direction. This is truly an awful film.

The plot centers around an Arab plot to murder Germans and cast the blame upon Israelis. Surprise surprise, it's an Israeli-West German co-production -- in other words Mossad-CIA propaganda. Childish and poorly made, this film illustrates the crude methods of the "intelligence" community.

It's got the feel of a Cheech and Chong spy thriller. It would be funny if it was clever - but it's not. It's pathetic and tiresome.


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Country:

Israel | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

1965 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Trunk to Cairo See more »

Filming Locations:

Italy See more »

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Mono

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Color
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