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The Pursuers (1961)

A group of former concentration camp prisoners has formed an underground network to hunt Nazi leaders, who are still on the loose. At a secret meeting in Paris they discuss what to do with ... See full summary »

Director:

Godfrey Grayson

Writers:

Brian Clemens (story), David Nicholl (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cyril Shaps ... Luther
Francis Matthews ... David
Susan Denny Susan Denny ... Jenny
Sheldon Lawrence Sheldon Lawrence ... Rico
George Murcell ... Freddy
John Gabriel John Gabriel ... Wally
Tony Doonan Tony Doonan ... Wilmo
Steve Plytas Steve Plytas ... Petersen
André Mikhelson André Mikhelson ... Von krosig (as Andre Mikhelson)
Alexis Chesnakov Alexis Chesnakov ... Lunde
Reginald Marsh Reginald Marsh ... Inspector
Charles Hill Charles Hill ... Murcher
Theodore Wilhelm Theodore Wilhelm ... Parris
Gertan Klauber ... Bernstein
Richard Marner ... Aranson
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A group of former concentration camp prisoners has formed an underground network to hunt Nazi leaders, who are still on the loose. At a secret meeting in Paris they discuss what to do with the former Auschwitz commandant Karl Brochmann, who since 12 years lives in London under the false identity of Karl Luther. They decide to take the law in their own hands, and send their member David to London. He starts his commission by scaring Luther, to see his reactions. Luther is already nervous, because the newspapers are writing about the capture of Eichmann. When he finds out that somebody has broken into his apartment and painted a swastika on his mirror, he gets terrified. He empties his bank account, packs a bag with all his cash and runs away, followed by David. He stumbles into a night club, where the criminal owner soon finds out that Luther is an expedient target for extortion. The singer Jenny feels pity for him, and offers him to hide in her apartment. It turns out that she is a ... Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1961 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The last commandant of Auschwitz was Rudolf Höss who was executed in 1947. There was never one by the name of Brochmann See more »

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When Karl Luther returns to his apartment he discovers a swastika has been drawn on his dressing table mirror. As he attempts to clean it off, the mirror angle changes and the set top and lighting is reflected in it. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: . . . . A few short years ago the human tragedies this film recalls were part of a major world war. A war which brought to mankind the horror of atomic warfare and mass racial murder.

. . . . Now as the world shares an uneasy peace it is not the time to forget. See more »

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Noble Intentions but No Panache
11 May 2019 | by ofalltheboresSee all my reviews

While the film start with noble Intentions, lest we forget the nazi horrors of WW2, the delivery is pedestrian. The soundtrack is strangely intrusive and the plot ever so slightly bon-sensical.


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