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Triple Cross (1966)

During WW2, convicted bank robber Eddie Chapman becomes a triple agent working for both the British and the Germans.

Director:

Terence Young

Writers:

René Hardy (screenplay) (as Rene Hardy), Frank Owen (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Plummer ... Eddie Chapman
Romy Schneider ... Helga Lindstrom aka The Countess
Trevor Howard ... Freddie Young aka Distinguished Civilian
Gert Fröbe ... Colonel Steinhager (as Gert Froebe)
Claudine Auger ... Paulette
Yul Brynner ... Baron Von Grunen
Harry Meyen ... Lieutenant Keller
Georges Lycan Georges Lycan ... Leo
Jess Hahn ... Commander Braid
John Abbey John Abbey ... Lang
Gil Barber Gil Barber ... Bergman
Jean-Claude Bercq Jean-Claude Bercq ... Major Von Leeb
Paul Bonifas Paul Bonifas ... Charlie
Jean-Roger Caussimon ... Luftwaffe General (as Jean Rene Caussimon)
Annette Claudier Annette Claudier ... Prison Clerk
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Storyline

Loosely based on a true story, Christopher Plummer plays British bank robber Eddie Chapman who finds himself caught between the warring parties in WW2, the British and the Germans. working as a spy for both sides he tries to play the 3rd reich and the British against each other. The real life Chapman described himself as a completely 'amoral' person, which adds a nice philisophical touch to this somewhat colourful spy-flic. Is there any moral in making war? Even if you're the 'good' fighting 'evil'? Written by Void-4 <stringybark@iname.com>

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ON THE SCREEN AT LAST - the fantastic true story of Eddie Chapman, ex-safecracker turned war hero. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language, violence and sensuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

France | UK | West Germany

Language:

English | French | German | Portuguese

Release Date:

9 December 1966 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Terence Young's Triple Cross See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cineurop See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Peter Burton was offered a minor role. See more »

Goofs

When discussing Eddie's next mission in the "Portsmouth area" one of the bomber bases they mention is "Lakenheath" which is located in Suffolk County far to the North of Portsmouth. In addition, at the time of this meeting, Lakenheath had been undergoing conversion for a planned deployment of B-29 Bombers which required a major overhaul that closed the base from May 1944 until after the end of the war. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Chapman: I want the German commandant!
Jersey Prison Warder: Oh, *that* again...!
Eddie Chapman: Yes, "that again"... and tell him that I *don't* like to be kept *waiting*!
Jersey Prison Warder: You're a cocky one!
Eddie Chapman: Look, if we don't push *ourselves*, no one else ever will! And let me tell you something: the more scared you are, *talk louder*! You'll get away with *murder*!
[shouting]
Eddie Chapman: Now go and tell the commandant I want to see him!
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Soundtracks

Triple Cross
Music by Georges Garvarentz, Lyrics by Buddy Kaye
Performed by Georges Garvarentz Et Son Orchestre
Sung by Tony Allen
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a true gem among the usual spy 'n die movies
3 April 1999 | by void-4See all my reviews

ok, it has its flaws...and it's too long but nevermind that. 'fantastique histoire..' features a stellar international cast with christopher plummer playing the amoral eddie chapman playing the enemies against each other. it's dialogue and style is quite 'tongue-in-the-cheek', quite humorous at times. one of the more light-headed yet very entertaining WW2/spy-movies. definitely worth seeing, but don't take it too seriously.


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