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The Trygon Factor (1966)

M | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | May 1967 (UK)
Scotland Yard Superintendent Cooper-Smith investigates the suspicious looking Emberday estate where the Emberday family and an order of nuns reside.

Director:

Cyril Frankel

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Derry Quinn (screenplay), Stanley Munro (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stewart Granger ... Supt. Cooper-Smith
Susan Hampshire ... Trudy Emberday
Cathleen Nesbitt ... Livia Emberday
James Culliford James Culliford ... Luke Emberday
Brigitte Horney ... Sister General
Robert Morley ... Hubert Hamlyn
Sophie Hardy ... Sophie
Colin Gordon ... Dice
Eddi Arent ... Emil Clossen
Diane Clare ... Sister Clare
Allan Cuthbertson ... Det. Thompson
Caroline Blakiston ... White Nun
Richardina Jackson Richardina Jackson ... Black Nun
Yuri Borienko Yuri Borienko ... Nailer
Conrad Monk Conrad Monk ... Pasco
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Storyline

A Scotland Yard detective is investigating a string of robberies and a murder, and the information he uncovers leads him to the estate of a wealthy but strange English family, who share their mansion with a group of nuns. The detective comes to suspect that neither the family nor the nuns is quite what they seem to be. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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When you see this sign - RUN...RUN...RUN for your life!

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

UK | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1967 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A fehér apácák titka See more »

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Budget:

DEM4,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Heinz Drache was considered for the part of Superintendent Cooper Smith. See more »

Quotes

Supt. Cooper-Smith: I wonder if you've seen anything of a young French girl. She's the receptionist at the White Hart. I had the idea she might have come up here sightseeing today.
Livia Emberday: This is not visiting day.
Supt. Cooper-Smith: Oh, it isn't? That's strange.
Livia Emberday: Did you find the man you're looking for?
Supt. Cooper-Smith: Yes, I'm afraid we did, but we had to fish for him though - in the Thames.
Livia Emberday: Oh, dear. How depressing it must be to be a policeman.
Supt. Cooper-Smith: Especially if you can't swim.
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Referenced in Lukas: Mann und Maus (1998) See more »

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13 April 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Edgar Wallace wrote some fine old English murder mysteries and practically invented the genre with the glorious exception of Sherlock Holmes. He was a pretty prolific author and The Trygon Factor was one of his stories.

Sadly this souped up modern version updated for the swinging London 60s just doesn't cut it. Stewart Granger stars as the Scotland Yard Inspector on the trail of one of his own gone missing and stumbles on a nice smuggling racket run by a most eccentric landed gentry family and a convent who share the same real estate.

It's a fine kettle of fish when the aristocracy has to use one of its stately homes of England for some racket. But when aristocrats fall on hard times they'll do anything short of day labor.

Not even Robert Morley and Cathleen Nesbit can save this. And Susan Hampshire as a love interest for Stewart Granger is absurd.


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