San Francisco ex-con Eddie Pedak wants to go straight but local cop Mike Vido, motivated by a personal vendetta, keeps harassing him while Eddie's brother, Walter, wants Eddie for one last major heist.
McLean is called back to London where he gets fired after sticking up for his assistant, who's caught selling information to the Russians. Soon he's contacted by George Venaxas a Greek operative who want's to sell information on the whereabouts of a Russian secret police official hiding in London. McLean hesitates, but agrees. The plan backfires when both the CIA and KGB are willing to do anything to get their hands on the Russian defector. Venaxas is murdered, and a trail of double crosses follows.Written by
If you want drama, suspense and mystery, YOU got it all here. Van Heflin provides a riveting seeker of truth here in this 1967 movie. He is also naive, when it comes to his trade. But he quickly learns how to play the game of spy. When you watch it, you think it was made in the 70's.
This movie introduced Heidelinde Weis (to the English-speaking world). She is a great side-kick, and (i guess) romantic partner (?).
Buy and watch this well-made movie.
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