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Danger Has Two Faces (1967)

A U.S. spy and East German police duke it out in a battle of wits, fisticuffs and killing. The spy assumes the ID of a wealthy look-alike that the commies kill. But will his wife spill the beans in this Cold War espionage thriller?

Director:

John Newland

Writers:

William Bast (script), Edmund Morris (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Robert Lansing ... Peter Murphy / Mark Wainwright (archive footage)
Dana Wynter ... Eva Wainwright (archive footage)
Murray Hamilton ... Colonel Jack Forbes (archive footage)
Alexander Davion ... Roger Barry (archive footage) (as Alex Davion)
Helmuth Schneider ... Kruger (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Manfred Luedke Manfred Luedke ... Dietrich (archive footage)
Barbara Stanek Barbara Stanek ... Ottille (archive footage)
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Storyline

The year is 1968 and the Cold War has been smoldering for more than 20 years. The scene is the divided Germany. The adversaries are East German communist police and American secret service agents and their contacts in East Germany. A U.S. agent narrowly escapes the East. When a wealthy American look-alike is mistaken for him and killed by an East German agent, the U.S. agent assumes the dead man's identity. The murdered millionaire's wife is willing to go along for reasons of her own. Written by SimonJack

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Taglines:

Kill and keep killing! It's the only chance you've got ...when you steal another man's face!

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1968 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

As 2 faces do perigo See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This film is a compilation of episodes from the short- lived 1966-67 international intrigue series "The Man Who Never Was". See more »

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Edited from The Man Who Never Was (1966) See more »

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Cold War thriller has many weaknesses
12 November 2015 | by SimonJackSee all my reviews

The premise of this TV movie is a good one. A look-alike character assumes the identity of another person. "Danger Has Two Faces," was one of many espionage films made in the first three decades of the Cold War. But, this one suffers from many weaknesses.

The plot is weak and bounces all over the place. The direction, camera work and editing are poor. In places they seem almost amateurish. One thing that stands out as amateurish are the fight scenes. I'm always amazed at how Hollywood makes fisticuffs seem so real – in all genres. Well, these TV folks needed many lessons. Robert Lansing's fights with East Germans are phony. We can clearly see several swings that don't appear to hit a person. He seems to pull punches and the reaction timing is terribly out of sync.

The acting is OK at best. There are some scenes when Lansing does very well as Peter Murphy and Mark Wainwright; but at other times he seems wooden. Dana Wynter also seems wooden at times. Perhaps those instances were due to lapses in the low-quality script. The actors seem at times to be waiting for a line response or for a scene cut.

My comments seem to be the first review by viewers of this film. At this time, only 18 other users have rated the film and it has an average 7.8. Everyone's entitled to their opinions and their likes and dislikes. But I suspect that most other people who may watch this film will find it worthy of no more than five stars.


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