When Germany invades Holland in 1940, a British intelligence officer and two Dutch diamond merchants go to Amsterdam to persuade the Dutch diamond merchants to evacuate their diamond supplies to England.
|彼得·芬奇 (Peter Finch)||饰||Jan Smit|
|伊娃·巴尔托克 (Eva Bartok)||饰||Anna|
|托尼·布里顿 (Tony Britton)||饰||Major Dillon|
|亚历山大·诺克斯 (Alexander Knox)||饰||Walter Keyser|
|马尔科姆·基恩 (Malcolm Keen)||饰||Johan Smit|
English Army Maj. Dillon (Tony Britton) teams up with a diamonds experts Walter Keyser (Alexander Knox) and Jan Smit (Peter Finch) to contact all the diamond merchants in Amsterdam and recover their supplies of industrial diamonds in order to prevent the invading German army from capturing them. The trio is launched under cover into Holland as bombs drop nearby. After embarking at a harbor they find that the people of Holland are suspicious of one another after reports of German parachuters disguised as Dutch soldiers. Jan Smit stops a speeding car driven by a distraught Anna (Eva Bartok), who…
THE BEST KEPT SECRET OF THE WAR... a fortune in diamonds wrested from Hitler's invading armies.
The British create a masterpiece of suspense...incredible intrigue of daring and diamonds in a most bizarre setting!
So startling...so amazing...you must believe it actually happened!
- 声音混合： Mono (Westrex Recording System)
- 纵横比：1.66 : 1
|出品公司||Maurice Cowan Productions (as A Maurice Cowan Production)|
|The Rank Organisation (presents) (as The Rank Organisation)|
|发行公司||Video Garant (VHS) (Netherlands)|
|AmCo Movie (2006) (DVD) (Germany)|
|Rank Film Distributors Holland (1959) (Theatrical) (Netherlands)|
|Rank Film Distributors of Sweden (1959) (Theatrical) (Sweden)|
|J. Arthur Rank Film (1959) (Theatrical) (West Germany)|
|Rank Film Distributors (released by) (1959) (Theatrical) (United Kingdom) (as Rank Film Distributors Limited)|
- Exteriors filmed on location in Amsterdam and on the Dutch coast. This is unusual for an entirely British made and financed film of this period as most UK productions tended to use studio sets and UK locations to double for foreign places due to budgetary constraints.
- The film opens with the Nazi invasion of Holland on Friday 10th May 1940, Churchill's rise to British Prime Minister the following day, and then the launch of Operation Amsterdam itself on Sunday 12th May.
- With the passing of Tony Britton in December 2019, actor Melvyn Hayes, who played Willem, is now the sole surviving cast member.