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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
During the fake interrogation of Eddie Chapman in London, he is asked what film he saw in the movie theater. He answers; "Warsaw Concerto" with Anton Walbrook and Sally Gray." This could be an inside joke and reference to the film Suicide Squadron (1941) with participation of the mentioned actors and written by this film's director Terence Young. See more »
During the interrogation of the Canadian 2 Lt following the Dieppe raid he gives his rank pronounced as "Lootenant". Canadians, like all other English-speaking soldiers in the world except for Americans, pronounce the rank as "Leftenant" despite the spelling. Although he is a 2 Lt it's not uncommon to shorten it to Lt on occasion. See more »
[at a resort hotel on the Isle of Jersey]
It's BBC. Excuse me, sir. May I know your profession?
Financier. I handle other people's money.
And what made you choose Jersey for your holiday?
[his attention begins to stray towards a beautiful blonde woman who is walking by]
Well, they tell me that, uh... Friendships... ripen... quickly here.
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These international films were big in the '60s, and Triple Cross is no exception. It stars Christopher Plummer, Romy Schneider, Trevor Howard, Yul Brynner, Gert Frobe, and Claudine Auger.
Triple Cross is loosely based on the exploits of Eddie Chapman, a successful thief who becomes an agent for the Germans and then an agent for the English, though he keeps working for the Germans.
The story is even more fascinating because it's true, but somehow, the film falls flat. Instead of being on the edge of your seat, you relax on the couch. Its pace was somewhat slow, the editing jumpy, and the film is short on action.
Christopher Plummer is a wonderful actor, but one gets the feeling that Eddie Chapman was scrappier and lower class than he's portrayed here. The beautiful Romy Schneider is wasted.
The film is directed by Terence Young, responsible for some wonderful films: Wait Until Dark and some James Bond films, and then some not as successful, such as one of the worst films ever made, Bloodline, and another bomb, Mayerling. So one can say he was inconsistent. Unfortunate.
There are apparently two books on Chapman which are probably more interesting.
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