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The Trygon Factor (1966)

M | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | May 1967 (UK)
Scotland Yard Superintendent Cooper-Smith investigates the suspicious looking Emberday estate where the Emberday family and an order of nuns reside.

Director:

Cyril Frankel

Writers:

Derry Quinn (screenplay), Stanley Munro (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stewart Granger ... Supt. Cooper-Smith
Susan Hampshire ... Trudy Emberday
Cathleen Nesbitt ... Livia Emberday
James Culliford James Culliford ... Luke Emberday
Brigitte Horney ... Sister General
Robert Morley ... Hubert Hamlyn
Sophie Hardy ... Sophie
Colin Gordon ... Dice
Eddi Arent ... Emil Clossen
Diane Clare ... Sister Clare
Allan Cuthbertson ... Det. Thompson
Caroline Blakiston ... White Nun
Richardina Jackson Richardina Jackson ... Black Nun
Yuri Borienko Yuri Borienko ... Nailer
Conrad Monk Conrad Monk ... Pasco
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Storyline

A Scotland Yard detective is investigating a string of robberies and a murder, and the information he uncovers leads him to the estate of a wealthy but strange English family, who share their mansion with a group of nuns. The detective comes to suspect that neither the family nor the nuns is quite what they seem to be. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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When you see this sign - RUN...RUN...RUN for your life!

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

M | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1967 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A fehér apácák titka See more »

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Budget:

DEM4,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Marisa Mell was considered for the part of Poly. See more »

Quotes

[the simple-minded Luke has caught Sophie snooping on the estate's grounds]
Luke Emberday: Mommy, look what I've found. Isn't she pretty?
Livia Emberday: Yes, very pretty - but there's no time to play now. You can play with her later.
Luke Emberday: Oh, Mommy!
[two goons grab the screaming Sophie and drag her away]
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Referenced in Lukas: Mann und Maus (1998) See more »

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A nutty little film with the zest of the mid-1960's
12 May 2005 | by DennisJOBrienSee all my reviews

I must admit this was an interesting picture. It has some zany scenes, like nuns racing down the River Thames in a motorboat, which alone are worth the price of admission. It was filmed partially at St. Mary's College in Twickenham, Middlesex, England, using the part of the college termed "Strawberry Hill," which Horace Walpole built as a Gothic-revival castle in the mid-1700's. I was an American teenager who happened to study at that college in 1969, and the staff mentioned that this picture had been filmed there a few years before. In fact, quite a few films and television shows have been made at "Strawberry Hill" because the college needs the funds badly for upkeep. I also remember a scene in the film with overt lesbian overtones.


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