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Zeppelin (1971)

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In this film, set during WWI, a British spy feigns defection in order to steal the plans for the revolutionary new Zeppelin. The spy goes under cover so well that when he tries to inform his government of a German plan to steal the Magna Carta, no one believes him.

Cast

Michael York
as Geoffrey Richter-Douglas
Elke Sommer
as Erika Altschal
Peter Carsten
as Maj. Alfred Tauntler
Marius Goring
as Prof. Christian Altschul
Anton Diffring
as Col. Johann Hirsch
Andrew Keir
as Lt. Cmdr. Horst von Gorian
Rupert Davies
as Capt. Whitney
Alexandra Stewart
as Stephanie Ross
William Marlowe
as Lt. Cmdr. Colin Anderson
Richard Hurndall
as Rear Admiral
John Gill
as Meier
Michael Robbins
as Scot's Sergeant
Ben Howard
as Jamie Fergusson
George Mikell
as German Officer
Arnold Diamond
as Maj. Proudfoot
Clive Morton
as Lord Delford
Bryan Coleman
as Col. Whippen
Ronald Adam
as Prime Minister
Frazer Hines
as Radio Operator
Ruth Kettlewell
as Mrs. Parker
Ray Lonnen
as Sgt. Grant
John Clark
as Naval Captain
Matthew Long
as Naval Gunner
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A WW1 soldier "defects" to Germany so that he can spy on their zeppelin programme, only to discover that they intend on using it to steal the Magna Carta. It's a ridiculous plot, and I was expecting it to be a ridiculous film. But while it was indeed fairly stupid, it never seemed as aware of the fact as the plot required. So instead of the crazy action-adventure film it should have been it becomes a fairly silly drama. I still enjoyed it, but it had the potential to be more. Or less, depending on your point of view. The funniest thing about the film is that the film is just realistic enough that the plot is genuinely as dumb as it sounds. Our "hero" doesn't really do anything to foil the villains, they do that by themselves. All he can do is kill an innocent civilian and get shot. And Michael York is the worst spy in the history of spies. Honestly. You can believe he'd be Austin Power's boss.

Stuart McCunn
Stuart McCunn

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