The Mackintosh Man is a tame tale of British espionage and counter-espionage, starring Paul Newman as a planted assassin, James Mason as a cynical right-wing politician in reality a spy, and Dominique Sanda as a combo semi-romantic interest and foreign-market star bait.

The Mackintosh Man is a tame tale of British espionage and counter-espionage, starring Paul Newman as a planted assassin, James Mason as a cynical right-wing politician in reality a spy, and Dominique Sanda as a combo semi-romantic interest and foreign-market star bait.

Walter Hill has adapted Desmond Bagley’s novel, The Freed om Trap, into a serviceable meller form. Harry Andrews, a British secret agent, recruits Newman to pull a jewel heist by mail, in order to establish his criminal credentials, so that he may escape with Ian Bannen, a state secrets betrayor, and thereby ferret out Mason, who has carried on a 25-year career as a politician but has been a foreign agent.

There’s a whole lot of nothing going on here.

The Mackintosh Man

UK

Production

Warner. Director John Huston; Producer John Foreman; Screenplay Walter Hill; Camera Oswald Morris; Editor Russell Lloyd; Music Maurice Jarre; Art Director Terry Marsh

Crew

(Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1973. Running time: 98 MIN.

With

Paul Newman Dominique Sanda James Mason Harry Andrews Ian Bannen Michael Hordern
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