The Secret Ways (1961)

112 mins | Adventure | 1961

Director:

Phil Karlson

Writer:

Jean Hazlewood

Producer:

Richard Widmark

Cinematographer:

Max Greene

Editor:

Aaron Stell

Production Designers:

Werner Schlichting, Isabella Schlichting

Production Company:

Heath Productions, Inc.
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HISTORY

Filmed in Europe, principally Vienna and ... More Less

Filmed in Europe, principally Vienna and Zurich. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
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PARENT COMPANY
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NAME
CREDITED AS
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DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Cam op
ART DIRECTORS
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Ward
MUSIC
SOUND
MAKEUP
Hairstylist
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SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Secret Ways by Alistair MacLean (Garden City, N. Y., 1959).
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 24 May: April 1961
Copyright Claimant:
Heath Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
10 April 1961
Copyright Number:
LP25072
Physical Properties:
Sound
Westrex
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
112
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

American adventurer Michael Reynolds is hired by an international espionage ring to smuggle a noted scholar and resistance leader, Professor Jansci, out of Communist-ruled Hungary. Reynolds goes to Vienna to see the professor's daughter, Julia, and he persuades her to accompany him to Budapest. Once there, Reynolds is kidnaped by freedom fighters who take him to the professor's secret headquarters. Meanwhile, one of Jansci's trusted aides is captured by the Hungarian Secret Police and forced to reveal the professor's hiding place. Reynolds, Julia, and Jansci are quickly rounded up and taken to Szarhaza Prison, where they are tortured by the sadistic Colonel Hidas. They are rescued by a resistance fighter known as The Count, who tricks the Communists into placing the prisoners in his custody. At the last moment the ruse is discovered, and The Count is killed as the other three race to the airport where a chartered plane is waiting. Hidas pursues them but is killed in an accident on the runway. Safe at last, Reynolds, Julia, and the professor leave ... +


American adventurer Michael Reynolds is hired by an international espionage ring to smuggle a noted scholar and resistance leader, Professor Jansci, out of Communist-ruled Hungary. Reynolds goes to Vienna to see the professor's daughter, Julia, and he persuades her to accompany him to Budapest. Once there, Reynolds is kidnaped by freedom fighters who take him to the professor's secret headquarters. Meanwhile, one of Jansci's trusted aides is captured by the Hungarian Secret Police and forced to reveal the professor's hiding place. Reynolds, Julia, and Jansci are quickly rounded up and taken to Szarhaza Prison, where they are tortured by the sadistic Colonel Hidas. They are rescued by a resistance fighter known as The Count, who tricks the Communists into placing the prisoners in his custody. At the last moment the ruse is discovered, and The Count is killed as the other three race to the airport where a chartered plane is waiting. Hidas pursues them but is killed in an accident on the runway. Safe at last, Reynolds, Julia, and the professor leave Hungary. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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