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The Spy Killer (1969)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama | TV Movie 11 November 1969
A one-time secret agent is blackmailed by his former boss back into the world of espionage which he had intended to leave permanently.

Director:

Roy Ward Baker

Writer:

Jimmy Sangster (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Horton ... John Smith
Sebastian Cabot ... Max
Jill St. John ... Mary Harper
Eleanor Summerfield Eleanor Summerfield ... Mrs. Roberts
Lee Montague ... Igor
Douglas Sheldon ... Alworthy
Robert Russell ... Police Sergeant
Barbara Shelley ... Danielle
Harvey Hall Harvey Hall
Donald Morley ... Dunning
Kenneth J. Warren Kenneth J. Warren ... Diaman
Philip Madoc ... Gar
Michael Segal
Timothy Bateson
Douglas Blackwell Douglas Blackwell
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A one-time secret agent is blackmailed by his former boss back into the world of espionage which he had intended to leave permanently.

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Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Agentinmetsästäjä See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Max: [to John Smith] Inspector Diaman would just love to get his hands on you.
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Connections

Followed by Foreign Exchange (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Born Beneath A Star
Music by Johnny Pearson
Lyrics by Tony Colton
Sung by John Rowles
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Taut and twisty
6 March 2000 | by tbrittreidSee all my reviews

Robert Horton, perhaps best remembered as Ward Bond's scout in the early years of the western TV series "Wagon Train," stars in this espionage drama about an ex-agent whose former boss won't let go. John Smith (Horton) is trying to make a living as a London private investigator and have a happy relationship with his girlfriend, a high fashion model (Jill St. John), who knows nothing about his previous employment. When Smith's ex-boss Max (Sebastian Cabot) has a sticky problem, he manipulates Smith into getting involved against his (Smith's) better judgment. Settle in to your chair and be prepared to pay close attention, because if you don't, you could be lost at any one of several plot twists, courtesy of novelist/scripter Jimmy Sangster. It is well worth the effort, though, especially if you like your spies more like George Smiley than James Bond.


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