Artikelnummer 6038


Nunnally Johnson (screenplay), Jed Harris; Gregory Peck ... Col. Steve Van Dyke Broderick Crawford Broderick Crawford ... Charles Leatherby Anita Björk Anita Björk ... 'Hoffy' Hoffmeier Rita Gam Rita Gam ... Ricky Cates Walter Abel Walter Abel ... Maj. R.A. Foster, MD Buddy Ebsen Buddy Ebsen ... Sgt. Eddie McColloch Max Showalter Max Showalter ... Frederick S. Hobart (as Casey Adams) Jill Esmond Jill Esmond ... Frau Schindler Peter van Eyck Peter van Eyck ... Sergei 'Petey' Petrochine Marianne Koch Marianne Koch ... Kathy Gerhardt Ted Avery Ted Avery ... Cpl. John J. Leatherby Hugh McDermott Hugh McDermott ... Maj. Burns Paul Carpenter Paul Carpenter ... Eddie Whitby John Horsley John Horsley ... Lt. Col. Stanways Lionel Murton Lionel Murton ... Norman Lakeland

Cpl. John Leatherby, an American soldier stationed in West Berlin, is kidnapped after escorting his German girlfriend home. The Soviets deny involvement in the kidnapping through their intermediary Col. Lodejinski, who is secretly an American and British intelligence asset. Charles Leatherby, the corporal's father and a Toledo industrialist, attempts to expedite his son's retrieval by leveraging his ties to the Eisenhower administration and prominent senators. The elder Leatherby flies to West Berlin and attempts to bully State Department and military officials into quickly retrieving his son, demanding that they offer the Soviets a monetary bribe. Meanwhile, Lt. Col. Steve van Dyke, the eccentric provost marshal for the American sector, is contacted by his old flame and East German source "Hoffy" Hoffmeier. Hoffmeier implies Cpl. Leatherby has been kidnapped to exchange him for two West Berliners. Lacking viable alternatives, van Dyke allows Hoffmeir to facilitate the trade. After a tense meeting with Leatherby, van Dyke invites him to dinner at the Katacombe Restaurant, ostensibly to discuss the proposed exchange. Instead, van Dyke attempts to make Leatherby understand the human cost of the trade by revealing the restaurant's piano player and her husband, who was blinded by the Nazis, as the two West Berliners the Soviets desperately want.

DVD-R is in English with no subtitles. Approx. 93 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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