Frank Sinatra‘s only British film is an espionage thriller with a fistful of twists.
Sam Laker (Sinatra) is a widower and American industrialist working in Britain where he designs furniture.
He has just been awarded an international award for industrial design and is planning to travel to East Germany to attend a trade show and show off his invention, taking his 10-year-old son Patrick (Michael Newport) with him for a holiday.
Meanwhile, a British Intelligence officer who served with Laker in World War II decides to use the opportunity of Laker’s trip and his lack of an intelligence profile to coerce him into carrying out an assassination.
To guarantee his cooperation, Patrick is kidnapped.
Director Sidney J Furie (who had made the excellent The Ipcress File two years earlier) showed again his instinctive feel for this genre, using many clever camera angles to inject a unique visual style into the picture.
Sidney J Furie