The Dirty Game

  • 1966
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Spy

This three-part film, concerning the underside of the espionage world, had three directors, the most notable being Terence Young, who directed some of the James Bond movies. The three spy cases are related in that Ryan supervised each of them. The first story is about an American agent, Gassman, in Rome undercover as a kidnaper with hopes that the enemy...read more

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This three-part film, concerning the underside of the espionage world, had three directors, the most notable being Terence Young, who directed some of the James Bond movies. The three spy cases are related in that Ryan supervised each of them. The first story is about an American agent,

Gassman, in Rome undercover as a kidnaper with hopes that the enemy will hire him. Russian agents hire him to kidnap an Italian scientist who has invented a new rocket fuel. Gassman prevents the kidnaping and convinces the scientist to give the plans for the fuel to the Americans. In the second

tale US forces stop an attack on Navy submarines. The third and best segment has Fonda as a foreign agent who escapes from East Germany, only to wait in a hotel room for enemy agents to catch up with him and kill him. This is a stark, brutal segment. Fonda hardly speaks a word, but his grim fate

is caught perfectly. The film flopped when it was released in the US and is rarely seen on television, but it would be worth sitting through the first two segments (which are routine spy action) to get to Fonda's segment. Fonda shot the film after finishing BATTLE OF THE BULGE.

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