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Rhinemann Exchange, The

1 9 7 7 (USA)
3 x 100 minute episodes

During World War II, young intelligence officer David Spaulding (Stephen Collins) is dispatched by the American government to arrange an exchange in Argentina of industrial diamonds needed by the Germans for their rocket programme, for a secret gyroscope needed by the Allies for their bomber aircraft.

Unfortunately, too much of the miniseries was spent on Spaulding and his libido – primarily with Leslie Jenner Hawkewood (Lauren Hutton) – such that it all came across more like a soap opera than a war story.

The clothing, hairstyles and interior decor were also more reminiscent of an episode of Charlie’s Angels than of World War II.

Based on a novel by Robert Ludlum.

David Spaulding
Stephen Collins
Gen. Swanson
Vince Edwards
Erich Rhinemann
José Ferrer
Colonel Edmund Pace
Larry Hagman
Ambassador Henderson Granville
John Huston
Bobby Ballard
Roddy McDowall
Dr Eugene Lyons
Rene Auberjonois
Daniel Meehan
Ramon Bieri
Asher Feld
Len Birman
Franz Altmuller
Werner Klemperer
Heinrich Stolz
Bo Brundin
Colonel Barton
Gene Evans
Geoffrey Moore
Jeremy Kemp
Trisha Noble
Alex Spaulding
William Prince
The Creole
Victoria Racimo
Leslie Jenner Hawkewood
Lauren Hutton
John Van Dreelen
Isela Vega
Mrs Cameron
Katherine Woodville
Lt. Fuentes
Pedro Armendáriz Jr.
Walter Kendall
Claude Akins