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Danger Route (1967)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 13 April 1968 (Japan)
During the Cold War, a British secret agent is ordered to kill a Soviet-bloc defector held by the CIA in England but this straightforward mission turns into a convoluted plot involving double-agents.

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Seth Holt

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Robert Banks Stewart (additional screenplay) (as Robert Stewart), Meade Roberts (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Johnson ... Jonas Wilde
Carol Lynley ... Jocelyn
Barbara Bouchet ... Marita
Sylvia Syms ... Barbara Canning
Gordon Jackson ... Brian Stern
Diana Dors ... Rhoda Gooderich
Maurice Denham ... Peter Ravenspur
Sam Wanamaker ... Lucinda
David Bauer ... Bennett
Robin Bailey Robin Bailey ... Parsons
Harry Andrews ... Canning
Julian Chagrin ... Matsys
Reg Lye ... Balin
Leslie Sands Leslie Sands ... Man in Cinema
Timothy Bateson ... Halliwell
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Storyline

Jonas Wilde, a British secret service agent licensed to kill, returns from a successful mission determined to resign. Canning, his London superior, agrees to forward his resignation if Wilde eliminates a Czechoslovakian scientist defector now being held by the Americans. With the help of a housekeeper, Rhoda Gooderich, Wilde kills the scientist but is himself captured and interrogated by CIA agent Lucinda. After Lucinda tells Wilde that someone in his organization is causing fellow British agents to be killed by mistake, Wilde escapes to look for Canning, who mysteriously has disappeared. Accompanied by Canning's wife, Barbara, Wilde heads for the leader's base in the Channel Islands and learns from Stern, a fellow agent, that still another member of their unit, Peter Ravenspur, has been murdered. Written by alfiehitchie

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DANGER: He can be used by women! See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 1968 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Danger Route See more »

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Production Co:

Amicus Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Released in the UK on a double bill with John Sturges' Hour of the Gun. See more »

Quotes

Brian Stern: It doesn't matter what country you work for. If you're not a member of the ruling class, you're a sheep.
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Danger Route
(title song)
Written by Lionel Bart
Sung by Anita Harris
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Dull and muddled espionage drama
27 December 2007 | by lorenellroySee all my reviews

This is another movie from the mid 1960's that sought to leap on board the Bond -wagon but for the most fell lamentably short.Richard Johnson - a talented actor deserving of better material-plays a British agent Jonas Wilde who is ordered by his superiors to kill a Czech scientist being held captive by the Americans in Dorset ,Southern england.the reasons are never wholly clear . The over complicated plot sees him getting involved with a senior British civil servant( Harry Andrews ), who vanishes mysteriously ; a double agent (Gordon Jackson)and 4 women who all -quite unaccountably fall for his charms .These are played by Diana Dors ,Sylvia Syms ,Barbara Bouchet and Carol Lynley

Wilde is ambivalent about his profession and would love to quit but his bosses will not let him The plot is twisty and too complex and while the odd scene is exciting and the acting is solid, mostly this is confusing and dull with none of the gloss and style of the Bond movies it aspires to be like


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