Puppet on a Chain

1971

Geoffrey Reeve
Director
Don Sharp
Director

Weird amalgamation of Eurospy and drug scare genres that never quite gels into a satisfying film, though certain set-pieces and motifs stand out (the boat chase, the creepy dolls), and the twist ending is pretty good. Also a little too much local color, though the film hardly inspires one to visit Amsterdam! Taube is an odd casting choice, but he acquits himself well, though his character is under-developed.

-Dave W.


by Alistair MacLean (Collins)
1969


Novel




2nd August 1971
Cinema



98 mins
1.78:1



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Sven-Bertil Taube
Paul Sherman
Barbara Parkins
Maggie
Alexander Knox
Colonel De Graaf
Patrick Allen
Inspector Van Gelder
Vladek Sheybal
Meegeren
Ania Marson
Astrid Lemay
Penny Casdagli
Trudi
Peter Hutchins
The Assassin
Drewe Henley
Jimmy Duclos
Henny Orri
Herta
(as Henni Orri)
Stewart Lane
George Lemay
Mark Malicz
Morgenstern
Michael Mellinger
Hotel Manager
Fred Machon
Hotel Guest
Francis Batsoni
Bellhop
John More
Hotel Guest
Paddy Smith
Bellhop
Arnold Diamond
Coroner
Gerry Crampton
Barge Hold Henchman
Peter Brace
Henchman on Marianne
George Leech
Henchman
Leon Eagles
Police Sergeant
Joe Dunne
Stunt Coordinator
AĆ©rospatiale Alouette
Helicopter

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