City of Fear


1h 30m 1965

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 1965
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Javelin Productions; Towers of London
Distribution Company
Allied Artists
Country
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

Mike Foster, a Canadian newspaperman, is en route to Budapest when in the Vienna airport he is approached by Ferenc, a man posing as a Hungarian refugee. Ferenc persuades Mike to deliver a package which, he says, contains medicine for his sister's ailing child in Hungary. When Mike arrives in Budapest, he discovers that he has lost the woman's telephone number and arranges a radio appeal for her address. At his hotel, he meets Suzan, an American fashion expert, and they fall in love. Mike is then approached by Ilona, who claims to be Ferenc's sister, and he discovers that the package contains not medicine but two forged passports. Ilona tells him the passports are for herself and her scientist father, Paul, who wish to escape to Austria. Mike agrees to drive them over the border in Suzan's car, but en route they are stopped by Ferenc and other police spies. Ilona, too, is exposed as a police agent, and they reveal their plans to capture Mike in order to use him as an exchange hostage for a Hungarian spy captured by the Americans. Before they are able to apprehend him, however, Mike disarms a guard and with Suzan and Paul crosses the frontier.

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 1965
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Javelin Productions; Towers of London
Distribution Company
Allied Artists
Country
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

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Trivia

Notes

Filmed in Austria and Hungary. Released in Great Britain in 1966; running time: 75 min. Sources conflict in crediting producer. Peter Welbeck is a pseudonym for Harry Alan Towers.