Strategy of Terror (1969)

90 mins | Mystery | February 1969

Director:

Jack Smight

Producer:

Arthur H. Nadel

Cinematographer:

Bud Thackery

Editor:

Sam E. Waxman

Production Company:

Roncom Films
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HISTORY

Originally presented on ABC's "Kraft Suspense Theatre" as a 2-part episode titled In Darkness Waiting ; c14 Jan, 21 Jan 1965; LP32345, LP32346; telecast on the same days as registered for ... More Less

Originally presented on ABC's "Kraft Suspense Theatre" as a 2-part episode titled In Darkness Waiting ; c14 Jan, 21 Jan 1965; LP32345, LP32346; telecast on the same days as registered for copyright. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
21 Mar 05
p. 1.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
In Darkness Waiting
Release Date:
February 1969
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Pathé
Duration(in mins):
90
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Karen Lownes, a newspaper reporter, receives a phone call from a childhood classmate who urgently requests a meeting. When she arrives, Karen finds the man has been shot, but before he dies he tells her of a right-wing plot that is underway to assassinate three United Nations undersecretaries. Karen tells the story to a police lieutenant, Matt Lacey, but Lacey believes that the dead man was only a petty gangster and assumes that he was killed by his own associates. After Karen is attacked by a hoodlum anonymously hired to follow her, Lacey becomes convinced that the matter is to be taken seriously, and he doubles his efforts to uncover the plot. Karen follows a lead to a freight company office, where she inadvertently uncovers the identity of the assassins. The assassination is to take place at a diplomatic reception attended by the three undersecretaries, but Karen recognizes one of the men from the freight company, and Lacey arrests the would-be ... +


Karen Lownes, a newspaper reporter, receives a phone call from a childhood classmate who urgently requests a meeting. When she arrives, Karen finds the man has been shot, but before he dies he tells her of a right-wing plot that is underway to assassinate three United Nations undersecretaries. Karen tells the story to a police lieutenant, Matt Lacey, but Lacey believes that the dead man was only a petty gangster and assumes that he was killed by his own associates. After Karen is attacked by a hoodlum anonymously hired to follow her, Lacey becomes convinced that the matter is to be taken seriously, and he doubles his efforts to uncover the plot. Karen follows a lead to a freight company office, where she inadvertently uncovers the identity of the assassins. The assassination is to take place at a diplomatic reception attended by the three undersecretaries, but Karen recognizes one of the men from the freight company, and Lacey arrests the would-be assassins. +

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