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The Secret Ways (1961)

Approved | | Adventure, History, Mystery | April 1961 (USA)
During the 1956 Hungarian uprising, an American mercenary is hired to smuggle a Hungarian resistance leader out of Soviet-occupied Budapest.

Directors:

Phil Karlson, Richard Widmark (uncredited)

Writers:

Alistair MacLean (novel), Jean Hazlewood (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Widmark ... Michael Reynolds
Sonja Ziemann ... Julia
Charles Regnier Charles Regnier ... The Count
Walter Rilla ... Jancsi
Senta Berger ... Elsa
Howard Vernon ... Colonel Hidas
Heinz Moog Heinz Moog ... Minister Ferenc Sakenov
Hubert von Meyerinck ... Hermann Sheffler
Oskar Wegrostek Oskar Wegrostek ... Bela Korver - the fat man
Stefan Schnabel ... Border official
Elisabeth Neumann-Viertel ... Olga Kovac
Helmut Janatsch Helmut Janatsch ... János
John Horsley ... Jon Brainbridge
Walter Wilz Walter Wilz ... Peter Monar
Raoul Retzer Raoul Retzer ... Miklos Terenyi - Special Agent
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Storyline

Vienna, 1956. After Soviet tanks crush the Hungarian uprising, soldier-of-fortune Mike Reynolds is hired to help a threatened Hungarian scientist (Prof. Jansci) escape from Budapest. He and Julia, the professor's daughter, cross the border posing as journalists, but they encounter a problem. The staunch freedom fighter doesn't want to go. Written by Mike Rogers <MICHAELPEM@aol.com>

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Filmed in the danger zones of Europe ! See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hungarian | German

Release Date:

April 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caminos secretos See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Heath Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Richard Widmark's wife, Jean Hazelwood, wrote the screenplay. See more »

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Couldn't watch
19 January 2019 | by oswi-52500See all my reviews

I love Alistair MacLean books and have just finished reading the book that this movie is based on. To say I was disappointed is an understatement. I could not watch this load of rubbish, I turned it of after 15min. Whilst the characters names are the same as the book the plot is different and does not follow the book at all. The acting is bad and the directing is no better. I did not find the camera work anything to write home about either. If you have read the book do NOT watch this movie, you will be very disappointed.


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