A tale of Cold War espionage finds screen legend Montgomery Clift ("Freud," "The Misfits") as an American physicist recruited by the C.I.A. in Europe to assist a defector. This was Clift's last film.
Rightly-suspected American spy Bower (Montgomery Clift, in his last film), grows worried about the new East German hotel room he's sent to, director (usually a producer/writer) Raoul Levy applying weirdness, some sympathy from hotel staffer Tommy (Rolf Zacher), in The Defector, 1966.
MacDonald and Bartlett, (Gordon Jackson and Richard Attenborough) Hendley and Blythe (James Garner and Donald Pleasence) and Ashley-Pitt (David McCallum) make like civilians in The Great Escape, 1963.
American scientist Bower (Montgomery Clift), recruited for a CIA mission, in Leipzig, in his first meeting with his canny East German antagonist Heinzmann (Hardy Kruger), denying plans to meet a defecting Russian scientist, in The Defector, 1966.
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The year is 1963. The place: Hamburg, Germany. An elderly Jewish man commits suicide, leaving a diary which falls into the hands of a freelance newspaperman, Peter Miller (Jon Voight). The diary documents the unspeakable crimes of cruelty, torture and mass murder perpetrated by SS Captain Eduard Roschmann (Maximilian Schell), commandant of the notorious wartime death camp at Riga, Latvia. Miller launches a personal manhunt to track down Roschmann, an investigation that leads him into the very heart of Odessa, a powerful secret organization formed by the SS to protect and re-establish its fugitive members throughout the world. When Miller finds Roschmann, he learns that the former Nazi is now the leader of a weaponry complex of international, strategic consequence.
In 1963, a freelance German reporter finds himself involved in the hunt for a former concentration camp commander who vanished after World War II.
A German journalist attempts to track down Nazi war criminals in this top-notch suspense thriller starring Academy Award(r) winners Jon Voight (Best Actor, 1978, Coming Home) and Maximilian Schell (Best Actor, 1963, Judgement at Nuremberg).
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