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The Swiss Conspiracy (1976)

A former U.S.Justice Department official is hired as a security consultant for a Zurich based Swiss bank when five of its clients are blackmailed.

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Jack Arnold

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Norman Klenman (screenplay), Norman Klenman (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
David Janssen ... David Christopher
Senta Berger ... Denise Abbott
John Ireland ... Dwight McGowan
John Saxon ... Robert Hayes
Ray Milland ... Johann Hurtil
Elke Sommer ... Rita Jensen
Anton Diffring ... Franz Benninger
Arthur Brauss ... Korsak
Inigo Gallo Inigo Gallo ... Captain Frey
Curt Lowens ... Kosta
David Hess ... Sando
Hans-Joerg Bahl Hans-Joerg Bahl ... Sgt. Schwand (as Hans-Jörg Bahl)
Sheila Ruskin Sheila Ruskin ... Corinne
Irmgard Först Irmgard Först ... Florelle
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When a Swiss bank finds that the confidentiality of some of its more vulnerable customers has been compromised it calls in an American investigator, who soon uncovers a web of deceit and blackmail. With old debts being paid off his own health is soon in danger, but at least he starts to gets to know one of the bank's female customers pretty well. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Dirty Money, Dirty Secrets... See more »

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September 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Conspiração Suiça See more »

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1.78 : 1
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David Christopher: I was up half the night with the Zürich police, who insist I'm responsible for a Bobby Hayes that was stuffed into a trunk of a rented car, which they say I rented, which I didn't rent, now don't further complicate my life; what is it?
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okay 1970s thriller from Switzerland
30 July 2008 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

Swiss Conspiracy opens with a screen of text, explaining that Switzerland has always been the perfect place for people to stash their money, acquired legally or not. How ironic it is that as I am watching this in July 2008, the State Department in Washington DC is formally requesting that the larger Swiss banks provide banking records to the IRS and to the Dept of Homeland Security here in the US. Swiss Conspiracy stars David Janssen, probably best known as the "Fugitive" and "Harry O" and Ray Milland ( Lost Weekend, and all those black & white movies from the 1930s and 1940s). Costars John Ireland, Elke Sommer, John Saxon, and a whole mess of bit parts. Janssen, as David Christopher, must figure out to keep the bank's clients from having their names and secrets exposed by a blackmailer. Has some cussing and violence, including a shoot- em- up right from the beginning scenes. No real big surprises in this one, but its an interesting What-If ... especially now that the U.S. is cracking down on its citizens moving money overseas. An hour and a half well spent. and some interesting photography of Switzerland to boot. Could have done without the silly "Sloop John B" euro re-make, which plays while Christopher is waiting for Denise to get dressed.


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