Postwar Germany provides the background for an interesting chase thriller. Snow-covered Munich, Salzburg, Berchtesgaden and Hitler’s bombed-out Adlerhorst are the plot settings.
Lawrence Bachmann’s story, Autobahn, supplies the basis for the script. Story deals with an underground movement to revive the Nazi Party and how Counter-Intelligence, with the aid of Gene Kelly’s Air Force captain, and Pier Angeli’s German B-girl, put down the aspirations of one would-be fuehrer.
The chase thrills and suspense moments come across expertly under Andrew Marton’s direction, but he is inclined to pace the film a bit too slowly in other spots. One of the top thriller sequences is the motorcycle race on a frozen lake, during which the villain is revealed.