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Triple Cross

  • Drama
  • 1966
  • Terence Young
  • 120 mins
  • PG

Summary

Fact-based Second World War spy adventure about Eddie Chapman, a bank robber who became a British double agent in exchange for money and a full pardon. Following the German invasion of Jersey, Chapman offers to provide information to the Nazis, who are unaware his loyalties really lie with the British Secret Service. With Christopher Plummer, Trevor Howard, Yul Brynner, Romy Schneider and Claudine Auger.

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Review

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Stuffed with plot and counterplot, this unexceptional Second World War drama is based on the allegedly true exploits and autobiography of Eddie Chapman. Christopher Plummer plays Chapman, in jail on Jersey when the Nazis invade. He promptly secures a job in the Intelligence Service, leaving viewers to wonder if he's a traitor, a double agent or even a triple agent when it comes to secret codes, the V-2 rocket and the plot to assassinate Hitler. Plummer makes the most of his enigmatic character and he's joined by heavyweights like Yul Brynner as a German with a monocle and brutal accent, Trevor Howard as a Jerseyman through-and-through, and the stunningly beautiful Romy Schneider as the requisite countess.

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Credits

Cast

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Eddie ChapmanChristopher Plummer
The CountessRomy Schneider
Distinguished civilianTrevor Howard
Col SteinhagerGert Fröbe
Baron von GrunenYul Brynner
PauletteClaudine Auger
LeoGeorges Lycan
Commander BraidJess Hahn

Crew

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DirectorTerence Young

Details

Theatrical distributor
Anglo Amalgamated
Language
English
Guidance
Some swearing.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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