The Mackintosh Man

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Warner Bros. Released 1973

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Director:
John Huston (I)
Released:
1973
Rating:
PG

Based on the novel The Freedom Trap by Desmond Bagley, this cold-war spy thriller was directed by John Huston, and filmed in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Eire and on Malta, with the prison scenes filmed at Liverpool Prison and Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin. A British Intelligence agent, Joseph Reardon, agrees to go undercover in an attempt to infiltrate a communist spy organization which is planning to break a top Russian agent out of a high-security prison. Mackintosh, his mysterious boss, has Reardon take the fall for a diamond robbery;  he and the agent escape together. The prison break sends Reardon to an Irish country house; when Mackintosh, the only one who knows his true identity, is murdered, Reardon is left in a dangerous and complicated predicament.

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Location filming in London was briefly halted when Paul Newman was mobbed by a crowd of fans. The actor expressed surprise at this.

    • Although Walter Hill received sole writing credit on the film, he later claimed that he had only written the first half of it, arguing constantly with John Huston about the need to change what he regarded as an inferior story. Eventually, he has related, Huston told him, "This book is just no damn good!" and agreed to make alterations in the plot. Hill has also claimed that at least five other writers, including Huston himself, worked on the film.

    • The brief performances of Leo Genn and Clarissa Kaye (the wife of James Mason) were both uncredited.

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The ending of the film seems to have been deliberately devised as an hommage to the famous ending of Sir Carol Reed's The Third Man.

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Thrillers, Crime, Espionage