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Plot: Loosely based on a true story, Christopher Plummer plays British bank robber Eddie Chapman who finds himself caught between the warring parties in WW2, the British and the Germans. working as a spy for both sides he tries to play the 3rd reich and the British against each other. The real life… Runtime: 140 min Release Date: 09 Dec 1966
It has many elements of a James Bond movie: the director Terence Young, an expert in Bond movies, the final song, Gert Fröbe and Claudine Auger, who starred both in Bond films. Eddie Chapman gloriously played by Christopher Plummer, is a kind of James Bond himself. I've seen this movie many times, because it's an excellent one. The unique beauty that was the super-delicate Romy Schneider, is exceptional in the role of Helga Lindstrom aka The Countess, and Yul Brynner is memorable in the role of Baron Von Grunen. Schneider and Brynner were and remain two great super-natural actors of <more>
the big screen. All the other actors are excellent: Gert Fröbe, Trevor Howard, Jess Hahn.
Christopher Plummer is sooooo attractive in Triple Cross (by holdencopywriting)
I enjoyed this movie. It's got all the right moves. Humor, drama, action scenes, unexpected twists, charming actors. There probably are holes in the story, but it's such a fun, fast-acting movie that I was too busy enjoying it to care. Christopher Plummer is the lead in this film, and he gets a chance to be more than charming. He's downright sexy. And then there's Yul Brynner in breeches and jack boots. Yowwwww! I had a good time watching this film. I have no idea if the uniforms, the planes, the story, or any of it, is accurate to the period. And I don't care. Christopher <more>
Plummer with his shirt undone. Demolition experts demonstrating how to detonate things with a mixture of sugar and saltpeter. The great Trevor Howard wearing the world's worst beard. Yul Brynner in jackboots. Just what a war movie ought to be. Triple Cross is available in a Region 2 DVD, but not, as of 1/21/12, in a Region 1. If it were available in Region 1 format, I would snap up a copy so I could watch it often. I hope Christopher Plummer's recent Golden Globe and possible Oscar nomination for "Beginners" might stimulate folks to put out more of his films on DVDs, especially on Region 1 DVDs.
A complicated but intelligent web of the art of survival at its most difficult by compulsory espionage (by clanciai)
Fascinating thriller of espionage and how to survive the most impossible circumstances by simply collaborating with any criminal and make him trust you, even if he doesn't. This is no James Bond entertainment but bloody war and a true one, and Eddie Chapman existed for real and managed to trick his way through the war by selling his soul to any devil that offered a price. He was doomed from the beginning and would have passed the entire war in jail for burglary on an advanced scale if he hadn't offered himself as a spy for the Germans. There it all began.The main character of the <more>
drama however is not Chapman/Christopher Plummer but Yul Brunner as his main employer in Germany, the Baron von Grunen, who has no illusions about the war and admits defeat when there is one. Gert Frobe is another, an honest policeman who survives by his honesty and sticking to it, even when it could be argued away. Romy Schneider is the one woman of some realism who also admits defeat and recognizes a fatal farewell and accepts it even when there is one too many. All actors are good but none outstanding, because a complicated story like this admits no stars, and the grim reality and circumstances of the intrigue play of a war like this lets no star shine through. Only in the end, after the war, when Christopher Plummer finally is able to relax at a pub home in London there is finally room for an ego when it has got through it all alive and kicking after all, – but it took many difficult twists and turns to get there.
How much of this is true? I have no idea...but it's a dandy story. (by MartinHafer)
According to IMDb, this film is loosely based on a real historical incident--though how much, I have absolutely no idea! When the film begins, Eddie Chapman Christopher Plummer is hanging out on the island of Jersey during WWII. Although British, the island off the French Coast was seized by the Germans long before this. Any way, Eddie ends up getting arrested by the Germans and instead of acting afraid, he's very smug. He then announces that he's more than willing to work for the Nazis as a spy...provided they pay well! The Germans are a bit skeptical to say the least, but over <more>
time he earns their trust. But what is Eddie to do when they actually drop him into Britain and order him to blow up a defense plant?! And, for exactly WHO does Eddie work?This is a very unusual and interesting espionage film. Much of this is because for so much of the movie, you aren't sure who Eddie works for or what's in store for him. Christopher Plummer is very nice in the lead and it helps that he has the likes of Trevor Howard, Gert Fröbe, Yul Brynner and, especially, Romy Schneider in the film as well. My only complaint, and it's very minor, is that the film might have worked a bit better if the story was tightened up a bit...but it still was interesting and worth seeing.