To Commit a Murder


1h 31m 1970

Film Details

Also Known As
Grausame Job, Peau d'espion
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
New York opening: 14 Jan 1970
Production Company
Eichberg Film; Franca Film; Gaumont International; S. N. E. Gaumont
Distribution Company
Cinerama Releasing Corp.
Country
France
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Peau d'espion by Jacques Robert (Paris, 1966).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

Synopsis

Charles Beaulieu, a playboy writer, is seduced by Gertrud, a beautiful young woman who tells him that she is the wife of Sphax, a prominent art publisher. Shortly afterwards, Charles is approached by a former colleague, Commander Rhome of the Secret Service, who asks him to keep Sphax under surveillance. Rhome tells Charles that Sphax is a Communist agent planning to abduct Banck, a French nuclear scientist, and take him to China. Gertrud creates doubt in Charles's mind, however, when she tells him that he has been duped by Rhome, who actually intends to have the scientist assassinated. Charles locates Banck at the Heidelberg airport; Rhome then attempts to kill Banck but falls victim to one of Sphax's gunmen. Now convinced of Charles's sincerity, Banck turns himself over to Charles for protection.

Film Details

Also Known As
Grausame Job, Peau d'espion
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
New York opening: 14 Jan 1970
Production Company
Eichberg Film; Franca Film; Gaumont International; S. N. E. Gaumont
Distribution Company
Cinerama Releasing Corp.
Country
France
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Peau d'espion by Jacques Robert (Paris, 1966).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

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Opened in Paris in April 1967 as Peau d'espion; released in Italy in 1968 as Congiura di spie; and in West Germany in January 1968 as Der grausame Job.