Triple Cross (1967)

Triple Cross (1967)

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Adapted from his autobiography The Eddie Chapman Story, this is the story of a British safecracker who was in prison when WWII broke out. When the Germans occupy the area, he offers to work for them if they will set him free, and they do so, sending him as a spy to England. Once there, however, he offers his services to the British and becomes a double agent. ~ Tana Hobart, Rovi
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

Christopher Plummer
as Eddie Chapman/"Fritz Grauman"
Yul Brynner
as Col. Baron von Grunen
Romy Schneider
as Countess
Claudine Auger
as Paulette
Trevor Howard
as Freddie Young
Gert Fröbe
as Col. Steinhanger
Harry Meyen
as Lt. Keller
Jess Hahn
as Cmdr. Braid
Gillian Barber
as Bergman
Jean-Claude Bercq
as Maj. von Leeb
Jean-Marc bory
as Resistance Leader
Jean Claudio
as Sgt. Thomas
Francis De Wolff
as German Colonel General
Robert Favart
as Gen. Dalrymple
Bernard Fresson
as French Resistance Member
Hubert Noël
as von Rundstedt's Staff Officer
Howard Vernon
as Lisbon Embassy Official
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Critic Reviews for Triple Cross

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Insipid and overlong biopic of a spy.

Full Review… | May 26, 2013
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Audience Reviews for Triple Cross

Based on the fanciful biography "The Eddie Chapman Story" this movie purports to recount the WWII activities of real-life spy Chapman. With not one but two books on the actual historical events being released in recent years the movie's depiction has been revealed to be highly dramatized with extreme liberties taken. That point notwithstanding, this movie continues to be a particular favorite of mine with appealing performances by Christopher Plummer (The Sound of Music), Trevor Howard (The Sea Wolves), Gert Frobe (Goldfinger), Yul Brynner (The King and I), and two of the most beautiful women in 1960s cinema, Romy Schneider (What's New Pussycat) and Claudine Auger (Thunderball). The fact that the movie takes liberties with the truth is probably not that surprising considering that it is directed by the legendary director Terence Young, who not only had been a friend and flat-mate of Chapman's but also directed three of the early James Bond movies. A small-time safecracker Eddie Chapman finds himself in prison the British island of Jersey, when the Nazi's seize the area. Being somewhat of an opportunist Chapman offers himself as a spy for Germany, but after being trained in the art of spycraft and parachuted into England, he promptly offers himself up to the British offering to act as a double agent. What follows is an immensely enjoyable adventure movie as Chapman weaves a complex web of deceit until he becomes so trusted by the German's that they award him the Iron Cross (indeed Chapman was the only British person to receive that honor in WWII. I saw this movie on British television many years ago and own both the British and U.S. DVDs and would recommend this movie heartily.

D Harrison
D Harrison

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