36 Hours

Film, Drama
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A spiffing WWII adventure in which a US intelligence officer (Garner) is kidnapped by Nazis, and subjected to an elaborate plot to make him hink that D-Day happened five years ago, so that he will give away vital invasion secrets. It might have been even more spiffing had the audience been kept hoodwinked for as long as Garner. But Seaton's inventive script keeps it going beautifully as a sort of cat-and-mouse game in which Garner tells the Nazis (Taylor and Peters) all they need to know, is horrified to discover the deception (through an ingenious, carefully planted detail), but realises that they don't quite believe him... Highly enjoyable.

By: TM

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Duration: 115 mins

Cast and crew

Director: George Seaton
Screenwriter: George Seaton
Cast: James Garner
Eva Marie Saint
Rod Taylor
Werner Peters
John Banner
Russell Thorson
Celia Lovsky
Alan Napier
Martin Kosleck
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