The Naked Runner

Film, Thrillers
One of the complex spy games which proliferated in the mid-'60s: more Cold War crises of conscience in East Germany, with Sinatra as the wartime crack shot unwillingly reactivated for an assassination plot. A tortuously hollow narrative is further obfuscated by Furie's customarily flashy direction, which fragments the looking glass to the point of impenetrability. (From a novel by Francis Cifford.

By: PT

Release details

Duration: 102 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Sidney J Furie
Screenwriter: Stanley Mann
Cast: Frank Sinatra
Peter Vaughan
Derren Nesbitt
Nadia Gray
Tony Robins
Cyril Luckham
Edward Fox

Average User Rating

3.8 / 5

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focusing on technical storytelling flaws seems disingenuous when so much emotional atmosphere is offered.i found the flow and tension perfectly acquired in the whole movie;if i had been involved in this production,i would have been fully satisfied with its place in cinematic gave a response to the jfk assas./military industrial complex recalls the lockheed security connection to rfk/1968,ww2 trading with the enemy and 1950's intelligence nazi much unlearned from a movie that prestigious reviewers found unrewarding.ivory tower syndrome exemplified in the excessively objective review dismissals.a true gem in my opinion(tcm take note!).