Review: ‘The Executioner’

George Peppard is a British undercover agent out to prove that a colleague is really a double agent.

George Peppard is a British undercover agent out to prove that a colleague is really a double agent.

Supposedly a triple-cross suspenser, film [from a story by Gordon McDonell] just lies there so that interest fades fast in the over-exposition and redundancy. Peppard is cast as an American-raised Briton whose latest spy caper has been aborted. Nigel Patrick and Charles Gray, Peppard’s superiors, don’t believe his charges that Keith Michell is a double agent.

Joan Collins appears occasionally as Michell’s wife, and sometimes playmate of Peppard and also of George Baker. Judy Geeson appears even less frequently as Peppard’s girl friend who helps him obtain secret information.

The Executioner

UK

Production

Schneer/Columbia. Director Sam Wanamaker; Producer Charles H. Schneer; Screenplay Jack Pulman; Camera Denys Coop; Editor R. Watts; Music Ron Goodwin; Art Director E. Marshall

Crew

(Color) Widescreen. Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1970. Running time: 111 MIN.

With

George Peppard Joan Collins Judy Geeson Oscar Homolka Charles Gray Nigel Patrick

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