The Inspector 1962

(US title: Lisa)

Director: Philip Dunne

 

Writer: Nelson Gidding, Jan de Hartog (based on his novel)

Rôle: Thorens

Release Date: 24 May 1962

Synopsis: At the end of WW2, a compassionate Dutch policeman helps smuggle a Jewish woman into British Palestine.

Comment: Once again, Marius plays a former Nazi.

 

Availability: DVD (Twentieth Century Fox) Release Date: 1 March 2013.

The Inspector 1962
Lisa (The Inspector) article in The Bridgeport Post (Bridgeport, Connecticut) 21 May 1962
Lisa (The Inspector) review by Bosley Crowther in The New York Times 25 May 1962
The Inspector review in The Sunday Telegraph 10 June 1962

The Devil's Agent 1962

 

Director: John Paddy Carstairs

 

Writers: Robert WesterbyHans HabeJohn Paddy Carstairs

Rôle: General Greenhahn

Release Date: September 1962

Synopsis: Mild-mannered Viennese wine merchant George Droste (Peter van Eyck), an intelligence expert during the second world war, unexpectedly encounters old friend Baron Von Staub (Christopher Lee), and spends a weekend with him on his estate in the Soviet zone. The two revive a friendship interrupted by the war. However, when Von Straub's sister asks Droste to transport a small package to a friend in West Germany, the bewildered Droste is set up for a series of complicated spy games, at first becoming an unwilling dupe for the Russians, and then retaliating by offering his services to a US intelligence agency.

Comment: Marius once again hams it up as a one armed, half mad general obviously battling with numerous demons. They really made him look a lot older with his hair greyed and a lined face.

Review: Review by The_Dying_Flutchman on IMDb: "This flick is a passable representation of what one can call an "economical espionager". Something like what Sean Connery's wayward son Jason might have made if he beat his dad to the punch. It was co-produced by any number of countries, but mostly friendly ones, after-all, it was the early 1960's. Directed by John Paddy Carstairs of British B movie fame who did films like George Sanders "The Saint in London" which was a rarity for the time because it was shot on location. Its all about a Viennese wine merchant becoming a double agent for the United States. The agent is ably played by German and/or Dutch actor Peter Van Eyck, I've never been able to tell what his true nationality was. He gets suckered into the profession by Russian brutes and in those years they were the biggest and baddest of the bads. The cast is good for the time and offered it some good scenery chewing. Macdonald Carey, Mr. Stone Face as usual, Christopher Lee, minus fangs, Billie Whitelaw, a sweetener for certain and Marius Goring doing a dance with numerous demons. "The Devil's Agent" holds up OK though its past is definitely passed."

Availability: DVD on various sites. Release date: 2014 

The Devil's Agent 1962