A Man Called Dagger


1h 26m 1968

Film Details

Also Known As
Why Spy?
Release Date
Jan 1968
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Global Screen Associates
Distribution Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 26m
Color
Color (Metrocolor)

Synopsis

While investigating the flow of ex-Nazi scientists into the United States, secret agent Dick Dagger is briefed by attractive fellow agent Harper Davis. She tells him that Rudolph Koffman, a former SS colonel and concentration camp commandant, owns and operates a meatpacking plant that is suspected of being a front for his neo-Nazi attempt to take over the world. Dagger visits Ingrid, Koffman's mistress who runs a beauty farm, and learns from her masseuse Joy that a young woman named Erica is being held prisoner at Koffman's plant. Unaware that Koffman is monitoring his every move, Dagger kidnaps Erica and takes her to his place. Erica, like the other girls at the beauty farm, has been brainwashed to follow Koffman's orders (transmitted by means of a small radio receiver in her teeth), and she makes an attempt on Dagger's life. Although she fails, Koffman manages to recoup by trading Erica for Harper, who has been kidnaped by Koffman. After forcing Ingrid to reveal the entrance to the secret part of the plant, Dagger enters the underground maze and rescues Joy, who is being held against her will. Koffman's guards chase and capture Dagger and Joy; but Dagger escapes from the torture chamber with the aid of a laser-beam wristwatch. In a final confrontation in a huge meatlocker, Dagger kills the cleaver-wielding Koffman and rescues the women, who now willingly cater to Dagger's whims.

Film Details

Also Known As
Why Spy?
Release Date
Jan 1968
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Global Screen Associates
Distribution Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 26m
Color
Color (Metrocolor)

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Notes

Originally intended for release by Cinema Distributors of America in September 1966 as Why Spy?