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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!

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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:

DEM 4,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

In the early days of production, Alvin Rakoff was originally set to direct. See more »

Quotes

[Chivers enters to kiln room and finds gold bars and dead bodies strewn around the floor]
Dice: What's been going on?
Supt. Cooper-Smith: Oh, please. I've been hit on the head a million times.
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Referenced in Lukas: Mann und Maus (1998) See more »

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The Trygon Factor
27 March 2000 | by Smalling-2See all my reviews

A Scotland Yard inspector is called on to investigate a series of unsolved robberies and the death of her lady colleague previously tracking down the case, and ends up at the country manor of an eccentric noble English family, sharing their castle with a mysterious sisterhood.

Crazily convoluted thriller that also mixes several styles from crime and action to romance and black comedy, and is peopled by mainly dislikable eccentrics. Eventually, somehow all these elements combine to produce an enjoyable rehash of Edgar Wallace and a general air of slickness and competence.


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