Subterfuge (1968) - Turner Classic Movies

Subterfuge


1h 29m 1968

Brief Synopsis

A young wife is becoming very distraught over the fact that her husband, a secret service "spy" for England, has changed his mind about transferring away so that he can spend more time with her and their young son. He has grown cold and distant towards her; she thinks it 's because of the secretiveness of his work. Meanwhile, an American spy comes to England and is induced to help the British "team" with an undercover spy ring. When this spy ring is over turned the "bugs" that crawl out from under its rock shocks everyone!

Film Details

Genre
Spy
Release Date
Jan 1968
Premiere Information
Baltimore opening: 27 Dec 1968
Production Company
Commonwealth United Productions; Intertel Production Services, Ltd. (VTR)
Distribution Company
Commonwealth United Entertainment, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

Synopsis

CIA agent Donovan, in England trying to discover the identity of a double agent, is unaware that his contact Schoener has been murdered. Donovan is kidnaped by a Russian organization headed by Shevik but is rescued by Peter Langley, who is impersonating a Dr. Lundgren. Langley takes Donovan to his headquarters, and there Col. Victor Redmayne informs Donovan that he is being returned to the United States because his activities embarrass the British Secret Service. Actually Redmayne intends to send a substitute, but his plan is foiled by Pannell, one of Shevik's men. Donovan receives instructions from Goldsmith, the CIA agent stationed in London, to meet Langley's wife, Anne, and their child, Michael. The Langley marriage is failing, and Anne becomes attracted to Donovan, unaware that he is investigating her husband. When Michael is kidnaped by Shevik's men, Anne discovers Donovan's connection with the CIA; and when Langley disappears, she agrees to help Donovan, believing that Langley will lead them to her son. Donovan discovers that Langley is preparing to flee the country with Shevik, taking Michael with him, but he averts the flight and rescues Michael.

Film Details

Genre
Spy
Release Date
Jan 1968
Premiere Information
Baltimore opening: 27 Dec 1968
Production Company
Commonwealth United Productions; Intertel Production Services, Ltd. (VTR)
Distribution Company
Commonwealth United Entertainment, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

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Notes

Filmed on location in London and in the Home Counties. Released in Great Britain in March 1971; running time: 86 min.