Marlon Brando appeared in some strange films, and this bizarre thriller is no exception.
A pretty, rich English teenage heiress (Pamela Franklin) is kidnapped from an airport in Paris by a gang led by a blonde Brando (posing as a chauffeur) and held in a lonely seaside villa.
But Brando’s girlfriend (played by Rita Moreno) is a drug addict, and the hulking Richard Boone turns out to have nasty psychopathic designs on the young girl, and everybody starts mistrusting each other as the gang’s carefully laid plans – masterminded by Moreno’s pickpocket brother (Jess Hahn) – begin to take a dive.
The movie is largely wordless, and rarely has a crime film moved with such a lack of pace, excitement or surprise.
The real twist comes at the end of the circular plot, with nobody sure if the whole thing did happen, is about to happen or was just a bad dream on the part of the kidnapped girl.