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Subterfuge 1968


Director: Peter Graham Scott


Writer: David Whitaker

Rôle: Shevik

Release Date: December 1968


Synopsis: A young wife is becoming very distraught over the fact that her husband, a secret service "spy" for England, has changed his mind about transferring away so that he can spend more time with her and their young son. He has grown cold and distant towards her; she thinks it's because of the secretiveness of his work. Meanwhile, an American spy comes to England and is induced to help the British "team" with an undercover spy ring. When this spy ring is over turned the "bugs" that crawl out from under its rock shocks everyone.

Comment: I found the plot of this film rather confusing and at the end of my first viewing I commented "What the hell was going on?" I must admit that I only watched it because Marius was in it (he was very stylish and suave in his villainous rôle) but Joan Collins was also good value and looked glamorous in her various 60s outfits.

Reviews: There's a very good review of the film on the blog The Magnificent 60s by Brian Hannan and an interesting analysis on The Joan Collins Archive.

Availability: On DVD-R online.

Subterfuge Film Poster
Subterfuge 1968 Italian film poster
Subterfuge 1968 poster
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