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Oscar-winner Paul Newman ("The Sting," "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "Nobody's Fool") is an alcoholic American writer who unexpectedly wins the Nobel Prize. When he arrives in Stockholm for the ceremonies, he stumbles into an international spy ring. A taught suspenseful spy thriller co-starring Academy Award-honoree Edward G. Robinson ("Little Caesar," "Double Indemnity," "Soylent Green"), international star Elke Sommer ("A Shot in the Dark") and Oscar-nominee Kevin McCarthy ("Death of a Salesmen," "Invasion of the Body Snatchers").
Nice and easy entertainment
Nothing spectacular but nice and thoroughly enjoyable, perfect for a Saturday night in.
A mediocre Hitchcock imitation that hasn't aged well. It's an international intrigue similar to some of his (Torn Curtain is an obvious example), but it doesn't have his flair or wit. Newman's not at his best. He's in his mugging-and-clowning mode here, and it often doesn't work. It doesn't help that his character is such an obnoxious drunk. Might have seemed funny in the swingin' sixties, but then most of the humor is like that -- goofy sixties stuff like a way overextended scene at a nudist meeting and a subplot about an amorous older woman that are cringe material now. So is Sommers' "acting." And the kindest thing to say about the plot is that it's just plain silly.
- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 1963
- © 1963 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.