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Author Topic: Triple Cross (Terence Young 1966)  (Read 2012 times)


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Triple Cross (Terence Young 1966)
« on: 28 Apr 2008 - 22:08 »


Safecracker Eddie Chapman is locked up in a Jersey prison when the Germans invade during WW2. He makes a deal with them to become a secret agent then becomes a double agent for the British...

Though based on a true story this was made in the sixties and the working class criminal is portrayed by suave Christopher Plummer behaving like a superspy. That's not to criticise the film though its still entertaining. Terence Young after all had done three Bond pictures and to prove it he even put a Bond-like song over the end credits. A fantastic cast includes Gert Frobe, Yul Brynner and Trevor Howard as backup. Romy Schneider looks nice too but her character falls a bit flat. The film is over-long and could've benefited from some editing at the script stage. Still plenty to enjoy though.

Although the box says 4:3 it does have some small bars but its definitely not 1:66:1. Its a Prism release so I didn't expect too much. Apparently the German DVD release though longer and in the correct ratio is missing scenes present in this version which means there is no definitive edition on DVD.
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