A bank robber is sentenced to prison for committing a murder during the robbery. His brother comes up with a plan to break him out of prison--but on the condition that his brother's girlfriend "date" him first.
Robert Walker Jr.
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Double-agent Alexander Eberlin is assigned by the British to hunt out a Russian spy, known to them as Krasnevin. Only Eberlin knows that Krasnevin is none other than himself! Accompanying him on his mission is a ruthless partner, who gradually discovers his secret as Eberlin tries to maneuver himself out of a desperate situation.Written by
Cinematographer John Alton, who had retired in 1960, met former colleague Anthony Mann in a Swiss casino high up in the Alps. Mann was directing "A Dandy in Aspic" at the time and wanted Alton to shoot his next picture. Alton agreed to talk to him about it the next day, but Mann died before their meeting. According to Alton, "He'd been losing so much money at the casino, that probably helped kill him. The industry lost a great man.". Laurence Harvey completed the picture. See more »
You know, one thing about this damned profession - you're constantly being reminded of it. I feel like a whore in a creaking bed.
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Opening credits are shown over a scene of someone moving a marionette by pulling on the various strings. See more »
I am not sure why this film gets a bad rap -- I thoroughly enjoyed it. Wonderful locations of an impossibly glamorous late-60s London, Lawrence Harvey suitably mysterious, a seeping sense of doom which won't give you nightmares but will make you appreciate the story arc even more.
Yes there are plot holes but nothing major. The character of Mia Farrow remains a cipher, but maybe it's intentional.
Watch out for two then future telly stars in minor roles: Richard O'Sullivan (of Man about the house) and Mike Pratt (of Randall and Hopkirk).
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