Dead Run


1h 38m 1969

Film Details

Also Known As
Chaud les secrets, Deux billets pour Mexico, Geheimnisse in goldenen Nylons, Segreti che scottano
Release Date
Mar 1969
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
C. G. R. C.; CCC-Filmkunst; Intermondia Films; Metheus Film; S. N. C.; T. C. Productions
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Country
France
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Dead Run by Robert Sheckley (New York, 1961).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Synopsis

A band of thugs disguised as ambulance attendants murder an American courier in Berlin and steal his suitcase filled with secret NATO papers. In turn, petty pickpocket Carlos steals the documents and makes off with them, unaware that he has been observed by Suzanne, a wealthy tourist who is later recruited by CIA agent Stephen Dain to identify the thief. Carlos offers the papers to a fence who suggests he contact a jeweler in Lucerne. Manganne and Bardieff, two members of the gang, kill the fence after obtaining the jeweler's address and then murder the contact in Lucerne before the sale can be made. Unaware that he is being followed by Dain and Suzanne, Carlos catches a train to Paris and en route strikes up an acquaintance with Anna, who helps pay for his train fare. In a Parisian nightclub, Carlos attempts to sell the papers to an American embassy official, who--believing Carlos to be joking--tells him to go to Vienna and speak with the Russians. In Vienna Carlos sends Anna to negotiate the deal with a Dr. Klaus. Klaus's secretary, an American undercover agent, notifies Dain that Anna has already handed over half the papers. Manganne and Bardieff murder Klaus and force Anna to call Carlos and ask him to deliver the remainder of the documents. Dain and the police arrive just as Carlos and Anna are about to be killed. The papers recovered, Dain plans to take a holiday in Mexico with Suzanne, until he learns that Carlos has stolen his wallet containing the airline tickets.

Film Details

Also Known As
Chaud les secrets, Deux billets pour Mexico, Geheimnisse in goldenen Nylons, Segreti che scottano
Release Date
Mar 1969
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
C. G. R. C.; CCC-Filmkunst; Intermondia Films; Metheus Film; S. N. C.; T. C. Productions
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Country
France
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Dead Run by Robert Sheckley (New York, 1961).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

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Trivia

Notes

Opened in Paris in August 1967 as Deux billets pour Mexico (also known as Chaud les secrets); running time: 95 min; released in West Germany in September 1967 as Geheimnisse in goldenen Nylons at 86 and 91 min; in Italy in 1968 as Segreti che scottano. Sources conflict in crediting screenplay author. Alan Collins is a pseudonym for Luciano Pigozzi.