A ruthless German spy, trying to get out of Britain with vital information about D-Day, must spend time with a young woman and her crippled husband.
Director: Richard Marquand
Writer: Stanley Mann
Richard Marquand concocts a classic spy thriller with two great central performances.
The story takes too long to acquire any dramatic sense. This long wait is not compensated by sufficient action or imagination.
A lovely thriller, a gifted and prematurely departed director.
Some people will find the movie slow going. I preferred to think of it as deliberate. It is effective, I think, to develop a plot like this at a deliberate pace, instead of rushing headlong through it.
Source: based on the novel by Ken Follett
Genres: romance, thriller, war
Categories: world war two, spy, nazi spy, 1940s, u boat, scotland, year 1944, island, storm, british intelligence, secret service, reference to adolf hitler, shipwreck, short wave radio, paraplegic, fake airbase, d-day
Producer: Stephen J. Friedman
Editor: Sean Barton
Casting: Celestia Fox
Director of photography: Alan Hume
Original music composer: Miklós Rózsa
Costume design: John Bloomfield
Production design: Wilfred Shingleton
Runtime: 112 min
Language: English, German
Sound Mix: Mono
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
Color: Color (Technicolor)