Concession Stand Bites: “36 Hours” (1965)

36hours“36 Hours” (1965)
Starring James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Rod Taylor, Werner Peters, John Banner, Alan Napier. Written by George Seaton, based on the story “Beware of the Dogs” by Roald Dahl and a story by Carl K. Hittleman & Luis H. Vance. Directed by George Seaton. High level intrigue World War 2 style, following an elaborate deception by German psychiatric experts to extract top secret information about the impending D-Day invasion from Allied insider without him knowing about it; this is a radical expansion of the famous 1944 short story “Beware of the Dog” by Roald Dahl, with its more streamlined scenario of a downed, wounded RAF pilot substituted by the more grandiose vision of the “one man who holds the key to the war” formula. James Garner portrays Major Jefferson Pike, a U.S. Army Intelligence Officer who, after being briefed on the particulars of the imminent European Invasion, travels to Lisbon to meet with a recruited German double agent to ensure the Germans are anticipating the upcoming battle plans incorrectly.

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I've been a puppet, a pirate, a pauper, a poet, a pawn and a king, not necessarily in that order. My first major movie memory was being at the drive-in at about 1 1/2 yrs. old seeing "Sayonara" so I suppose an interest in film was inevitable. (For those scoring at home- good for you- I wasn't driving that evening, so no need to alert authorities.)Writer, critic and confessed spoiler of women, as I have a tendency to forget to put them back in the refrigerator. My apologies.
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2 Responses to Concession Stand Bites: “36 Hours” (1965)

  1. beetleypete says:

    My Doctor is now writing a paper on ‘Scroll wheel finger’. I think he intends to specialise.

  2. beetleypete says:

    I have never seen this. But given your review, and that Rod Taylor is in it, I doubt I will bother.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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