Man Who Finally Died (The)
Stanley Baker snarls his way through this labyrinthine espionage tale as a Man in a Suitcase-style hardknock in search of the truth about his father's death. Quentin Lawrence (who directed the 1959 ATV series on which this is based) uses the full dimensions of the Cinemascope format to great effect, while Stephen Dade's sumptuous monochromatic imagery easily demonstrates why he was one of Britain's most stylish cinematographers.
Made in the early 1960s and set in Bavaria via Twickenham Studios, The Man Who Finally Died has more than a touch of the early Danger Man/Saint episodes about it, with key roles for some of the best character actors of the period - including Nigel Green, Mai Zetterling, Alfred Burke and Brian Wilde. Peter Cushing, as always, is all silky steel while Eric Portman clearly relishes his role as a dubious policeman with a sadistic streak.
British cinema icon Stanley Baker, cult-favourite actor Peter Cushing and controversial actor/director Mai Zetterling feature among an impressive line-up for this British espionage thriller set in post-War Europe. The Man Who Finally Died is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements.
In London, jazz musician Joe Newman receives a startling telephone call: the caller is his German father, believed to have been killed in action twenty years ago! At the same time, a funeral is taking place in a quiet Bavarian town; the coffin bears the name of Kurt Deutsch, Joe’s father. When he goes to Bavaria to investigate, Joe is sure that certain facts are being withheld. But his search for the truth proves more disturbing than he could have imagined…
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- Number of Discs
- 2.35:1 / Black and White
- Mono / English
- 2 / PAL
- 96 mins approx