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Operation Amsterdam (1959)

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One of the covert operations at the beginning of World War II is enacted in this fast-paced docudrama about a government-approved diamond heist. A Major from the British army (Tony Britton) joins up with a Dutch diamond expert (Alexander Knox) and another adventurous Dutchman (Peter Finch) to steal a fortune in diamonds from a bank vault in Amsterdam before the Nazis completely close off the city. The trio are launched under the covering fire of a British battleship in the harbor and then chauffeured into Amsterdam by Anna (Eva Bartok), one of many people they encounter who could be either friend or foe. There is no time to waste in emptying the bank vault because it is estimated that the city will be overrun by the Nazi army in just fourteen hours. Meanwhile, the war is intensifying all around them, and the Nazi soldiers already on patrol are a continual threat. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

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Cast

Peter Finch
as Jan Smit
Tony Britton
as Maj. Dillon
Alexander Knox
as Walter Keyser
Malcolm Keen
as Johann Smit
Tim Turner
as Lieutenant
John Horsley
as Cmdr. Bowerman
Melvyn Hayes
as Willem Lubka
John Bailey
as Officer
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