The Dirty Game


1h 31m 1966

Film Details

Also Known As
Guerre secrète, La guerra segreta, Spione unter sich
Release Date
Jan 1966
Premiere Information
Kansas City, Missouri, opening: 13 Apr 1966
Production Company
Eichberg-Film; Euro International Films; Fair Film; Franco London Film
Distribution Company
American International Pictures
Country
France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

Synopsis

The American intelligence chief in Europe, General Bruce, is ordered to meet his Russian counterpart on the East-West border in Germany to effect a prisoner exchange. En route he recalls three individual cases he supervised: The first involves an Italian scientist who has perfected a rocket fuel, which he does not want to fall into either American or Russian hands. Double agent Perego offers himself to the Russians as a kidnaping agent with a plan for removing the scientist from Italy by helicopter. Perego notifies the Italian authorities of his actions, however; and they, with the aid of American agents, are able to thwart the abduction and persuade the scientist of the good intentions of the United States. The second episode concerns an operation to prevent a Russian attack on two American submarines on maneuvers off the coast of Somaliland. A French underwater expert, Laland, defeats local enemy resistance and locates the underwater Russian base. The third incident involves an American undercover agent, Kourlov, who escapes from the Russians after 17 years of imprisonment with vital secrets intended for General Bruce. Kourlov reaches his rendezvous point a day early, and his hiding place is exposed through the treachery of Petchatkin, Berlin CIA chief. Though Kourlov is murdered, he succeeds in leaving a clue for General Bruce identifying Petchatkin as a traitor. ... As General Bruce meets with his Russian counterpart and they trade philosophical pleasantries during the exchange of prisoners, the American general comments that "War is a hell of a way to make a living."

Film Details

Also Known As
Guerre secrète, La guerra segreta, Spione unter sich
Release Date
Jan 1966
Premiere Information
Kansas City, Missouri, opening: 13 Apr 1966
Production Company
Eichberg-Film; Euro International Films; Fair Film; Franco London Film
Distribution Company
American International Pictures
Country
France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Filmed in West Germany, Africa, and Italy. Paris opening: June 1965 as Guerre secrète; running time: 120 min. Released in West Germany in August 1965 as Spione unter sich; running time: 113 min. Rome opening: caOct 1965 as La guerra segreta. Sources conflict on music credit. Only Italian sources include Euro International Films as production company. Role names in brackets refer to French release version.