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The Executioner (1970)

The Executioner




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Set in England, The Executioner stars American actor George Peppard as John Shay, a British spy. Shay is convinced that there's a double agent at large, and he's further convinced that it's his former colleague Adam Booth (Keith Michell). Having set himself up as judge and jury, Shay now intends to act the part of executioner. Also figuring into the proceedings (and displaying various degrees of guilt and innocence) are Joan Collins, Judy Geeson and Oscar Homolka. The talky script isn't given much in the way of visual dynamics by director Sam Wanamaker, but The Executioner manages to sustain an acceptable level of tension. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: PG
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure
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George Peppard
as John Shay
Joan Collins
as Sarah Booth
Judy Geeson
as Polly Bendel
Oscar Homolka
as Racovsky
Charles Gray
as Vaughan Jones
Nigel Patrick
as Col. Scott
Keith Michell
as Adam Booth
George Baker
as Philip Crawford
Alexander Scourby
as Prof. Parker
Peter Bull
as Butterfield
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
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The story is so glumly executed that it's hard staying with it to the end without losing interest.

Full Review… | March 31, 2009
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