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Triple Cross (1966)

British safecracker Eddie Chapman is arrested during the early part of World War II for robbing a movie theater and imprisoned on the Isle of Jersey.


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Genre:   Suspense
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Director:   Terence Young
Cast:   Christopher Plummer, Romy Schneider, Trevor Howard, Gert Frobe, Claudine Auger, Yul Brynner, Harry Meyen, Jess Hahn
Theatrical Release Date:   05/27/1967
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4.0

" DOUBLE CROSS "

By J.Gabin

from Pasadena, CA

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        Comments about Triple Cross (1966):

        The transfer( widescreen all right) looks "great" generally it's a sharp,and solid image.
        The audio track is quite good:clear and clean.
        It's uneven in spots, with some softness and scratches and a few bad frame.

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        5.0

        PROVOCATIVE WWII SPY THRILLER-A LA 007

        By SHADOWER

        from LOUISVILLE, KY. 40215

        About Me Audiophile, Avid Reader, Collector, Movie Buff, Spy Film Devotee

        Pros

        • Action-packed
        • Authentic
        • Classic
        • Engaging
        • Entertaining

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          Comments about Triple Cross (1966):

          ORIGINALLY RELEASED ON VHS IN 1994 BY WB, THIS PROVOCATIVE WWII SPY THRILLER CASTS CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER AS AUTHENTIC ERA SPY EDDIE CHAPMAN. DIRECTED BY TERENCE YOUNG, FOLLOWING HIS DEPARTURE FROM THE JAMES BOND SERIES WITH THUNDERBALL (1965), AND THEN THE IAN FLEMING PROPERTY, THE POPPY IS ALSO A FLOWER (1966, 1967) FOR BOTH TELEVISION AND FILMS, HE SHAPES THIS FILM ACROSS AN EXPANSIVE WARTIME LANDSCAPE, BEGINNING WITH PLUMMER'S INDOCTRINATION INTO THE NAZI ELITE WITH COLONEL GERT FROBE, 'COUNTESS' ROMY SCHNEIDER, AND ULTIMATELY TO WORLDLY COLONEL YUL BRYNNER. PLUMMER EASES INTO FRENCH TERRITORY WHERE HE ROMANCES RESISTANCE SPY CLAUDINE AUGER. FINALLY, PLUMMER SHADOWS TO THE BRITISH AND INTELLIGENCE CHIEF TREVOR HOWARD WHERE HE IS ASSIGNED TO DIVERT THE GERMAN V-1 AND V-2 ROCKET ASSAULTS ON ENGLAND. WITH THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND ESTABLISHED, YOUNG MOVES ONTO PLUMMER BEING AWARDED THE IRON CROSS, AND THE IRONIC DEVELOPMENT THAT HIS CRIMINAL RECORDS WERE DESTROYED IN AN AIR RAID, DETAILING HIS CAREER AS A PROFESSIONAL THIEF. TRIPLE CROSS WAS NOTABLE FOR YOUNG CASTING SEVERAL 'ALUMNI' FROM THE JAMES BOND FILMS, INCLUDING FROBE, AUGER, ANTHONY DAWSON (DR.NO) AND FRANCIS DE WOLFF (FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE). YOUNG ALSO CLEVERLY BLENDED THE STYLE OF THE SUPERSPY FILM OF THE ERA WITH THE DIMENSIONS OF THE WWII THRILLER, GIVING IT A GLOSS RARELY SEEN IN THIS TYPE OF FILM. PLUMMER GAVE THE CHAPMAN ROLE THE PERFECT ESCAPIST GLOSS, AND THE INTERNATIONAL CAST WAS AN INSPIRED TOUCH FOR THIS 1967 FILM. THE WB ARCHIVE EDITION HAS BEEN NICELY PRESERVED IN ITS ORIGINAL WIDESCREEN ASPECT RATIO.

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