Who's Got the Black Box?


1h 30m 1970

Brief Synopsis

When US radar installations in Greece are jammed and an undercover NATO security man is killed, suspicion falls on his widow, who sets out to find the real culprits and prove herself innocent.

Film Details

Also Known As
La route de Corinthe
MPAA Rating
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
Warren, Ohio, opening: 17 Apr 1970
Production Company
Compagnia Generale Finanziaria Cinematografica; Les Films La Boétie; Orion Films
Distribution Company
RAF Industries
Country
France
Location
Greece
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel La route de Corinthe by Claude Rank (Paris, 1966).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

Synopsis

After U. S. radar installations in Greece have been jammed, N.A.T.O. security officer Robert Ford is gunned down while investigating the sudden appearance of some unusual black boxes containing electronic equipment. Ford's wife, Shanny, is blamed for the murder, and N.A.T.O. chief Sharps, who had previously made advances toward Shanny, orders her to leave Corinth. Knowing that Shanny will seek out her husband's killer, Sharps assigns Dex, another N.A.T.O. officer, to follow her. Shanny finally eludes Dex and contacts Alcibiades, Ford's informer, who tells her that Kalhides, a marble cutter, is behind the plot. That night Shanny enters Kalhides' marble quarry, where she is captured and then rescued from torture by a truckdriver who is himself murdered. Desperate for help, Shanny convinces Dex to accompany her on a return visit to the quarry, and they learn that the black boxes are being distributed in the heads of statues. When Sharps scoffs at their theory, Shanny escapes again but is abducted by Kalhides' men and taken to an island hideaway to be murdered. Dex arrives on the island by helicopter, kills Kalhides, and rescues Shanny. Later he decides to join Shanny on her return trip to the United States.

Film Details

Also Known As
La route de Corinthe
MPAA Rating
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
Warren, Ohio, opening: 17 Apr 1970
Production Company
Compagnia Generale Finanziaria Cinematografica; Les Films La Boétie; Orion Films
Distribution Company
RAF Industries
Country
France
Location
Greece
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel La route de Corinthe by Claude Rank (Paris, 1966).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

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Trivia

Notes

Filmed on location on the Corinth Canal and Nafplion Bay in Greece. Opened in Paris in October 1967 as La route de Corinthe; running time: 90 min.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1967

dubbed

Released in United States 1967