Debonair private detective Edward Mercer (Richard Todd) goes to Venice at the request of a millionaire to locate Renzo Uccello (John Gregson) – a brave Italian partisan who saved his life during WWII.
At least, that is what Mercer thinks as he steps off the steamer at the Piazza San Marco. Making his way to a shop, he finds his first contact dead from a knife wound – and the trail leads him to Adriana Medova (Eva Bartok).
Mercer becomes embroiled in political intrigue and faces threat from the local police force, headed by chief Spaloni (George Coulouris) and from a group of foreign patriots led by Count Boria (Walter Rilla) and Lieutenant Longo (John Bailey), who want to use him as a stool-pigeon for a planned assassination and Coup d’Etat.
Released in some markets as The Assassin.
Chief of Police Spadoni