Interpol Calling
starring Charles Korvin as Inspector Duval, with Edwin Richfield as Jean Mornay.

1 The Angola Brights
2 The Thirteen Innocents
3 The Money Game
4 The Sleeping Giant
5 The Two Headed Monster
6 The Long Weekend
7 You Can't Die Twice
8 Diamond SOS
9 Private View
10 Dead on Arrival
11 Air Switch
12 The Chinese Mask
13 Slave Ship
14 The Man's A Clown
15 Last Man Lucky
16 No Flowers for Onno
17 Mr George
18 The Thousand Mile Alibi
19 Act of Piracy
20 Game for Three Hands
21 The Collector
22 The Heiress
23 Payment in Advance
24 Finger of Guilt
25 The Girl with Grey Hair
26 Cargo of Death
27 Trial at Cranby's Creek
28 Ascent to Murder
29 Slow Boat to Amsterdam
30 White Blackmail
31 A Foreign Body
32 In the Swim
33 Three Keys
34 Eight Days Inclusive
35 Dressed to Kill
36 Desert Hijack
37 Pipeline
38 Absent Assassin
39 Checkmate
If you want a show which epitomises Fifties Television, this is it! When production ended in early February 1960, having cost over 500,000 to make, executive producer Connery Chappell was questioned about Rank's first TV series. "We have naturally learned a great deal," he answered. "The physical production went very smoothly keeping to feature film production values, we had no troubles, but of course we gave four and a half to five days for each film."
The impressive opening sequence showed a car smashing through frontier barriers to this lively commentary: "Crime knows no frontiers. To combat the growing menace of the international criminal, the police forces of the world have opened up their national boundaries. At their headquarters in Paris, scientifically equipped to match the speed of the jet age, sixty three nations have linked together to form the International Criminal Police Organisation- Interpol." I'm afraid it was, sadly, downhill after that!
Certainly, critical comment was negative, and rightly so, "a little slow", wrote one, while another, obviously yawning, declared "the atmosphere, content and characterisation is exactly the same as all the other whodunits." I have to concur with his comment on the star Charles Korvin: he "is unspectacular while the rest of the cast portray baduns and gooduns with equal amount of conviction." Despite this, surprisingly good TAM ratings were achieved..... for a piece of utterly Pointless information, you can't beat this- for the week ending 22nd May 1960 Interpol Calling was as high as seventh equal in the TAM Top Ten for the Tyne Tees area.
My favourite story: # 34 Eight Days Inclusive. Worst stories: perhaps #4, #20, #28- there are too many duds

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THE ANGOLA BRIGHTS
At the top of Shaft 7 at the Murico Diamond mine in Angola, 34 year old Dutchman Martin Bekker (Alfred Burke) is hiding some diamonds on his person. To cover his tracks he blows up the mine shaft, killing 30 employees, and jumps from the ambulance taking him to hospital. He flees to South Africa, where Interpol has no jurisdiction. Lt De Silva at Murico requests Interpol's help.
Inspector Duval flies to Johannesburg and to seek help from (Captain Jan Coetzee (Rupert Davies with a variable South African accent) of the Diamond Security Police. They call on Bekker at the Randsman Hotel. As it's an offence in SA to have uncut diamonds in one's possession, Bekker will be under arrest. But as Duval snoops round the room, Bekker actually shows the diamonds to Coetzee- they're polished, "and there's no law against a person having polished diamonds."
Is this a dead end for Duval? He consults a diamond expert, who says he could prove the provenance of these Angolan stones if he could examine them. But how to obtain them? Duval proposes a reputable diamond expert Meyer (Philip Ray) purchases them. When the mining company agree to produce the necessary 240,000, the deal is done and Bekker sells Meyer the stones before dashing off to catch flight 207 to Iraq.
But Duval is waiting at the airport. "A worried man gets careless," he tells Coetzee, and when Bekker thinks he's going to miss his escape flight he panics. A cunning ruse sends him via property owned by the Allied Diamond Corporation, and there Coetzee has jurisdiction to arrest Bekker. The diamonds are confirmed to be from Angola and so Bekker is proved to be a thief and a murderer. The end
Uncredited speaking roles: 1 A daimond miner. 2 Foreman. 3 South African policeman. 4 Female lab assistant. 5 Air Traffic controller. 6 Air Ticket Clerk
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Thirteen Innocents

A new trick in the opium smugglers' armoury- from Turkey, the drug is being flown to Vienna by racing pigeons.
Inspector Duval flies to Istanbul to expose the gang and meets with Captain Omar. After checking the files, their suspicions centre on businessman Sukru (Patrick Troughton). Duval meets him in a cafe, wanting to buy the stuff. They go to his warehouse, where Sukru shops Duval! It's the inspector who is arrested, but released at once, needing to try a different tack.
Police watch Carel, a street vendor who seels peanuts, but possibly also bags of opium. A courier takes the opium and Duvals follows him all the way to a pigeon loft, "where does the poison go?" The courier is arrested, and in trying to get away, topples over the edge of the rooftop.
More pigeons are loaded by police with capsules containing a soap powder. In Austria, dealer Ritter (Guy Deghy) discovers the trick, and believing he has been double crossed, has it out with Sukru.
Duval avoids Sukru's murderous attack and the ring is busted
Uncredited speaking roles: 1 Lab assistant with Mornay. 2 Customs officer. 3 Airport Porter. 4 Plain clothes Austrian policeman. 5 Female Interpol backroom staff. 6 Austrian policeman. 7 Doctor

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The Money Game

An intriguing opening leads into a more mundane offering. Financial journalist James Bromley (Phil Brown) has travelled by train to Salzburg to interview The Baron, an investor whose influence is so widespread that allegedly stockmarkets may collapse if news is leaked of his forthcoming retirement. So n the train there, why does somebody deliberately smash Bromley's glasses?
"Are you alright, sir?" secretary Andre Castillon (Ferdy Mayne) asks The Baron. No, must be the answer, for in mid-interview The Baron collapses, "he's dead!" Bromley eagerly breaks his scoop, with the result that there's a rush to sell shares.
However it's a cunning plot, the real baron is staying at the Hotel des Alpes, very much alive. Interpol searches for Bromley only uncovers his corpse. So the next search is for the man who impersonated the baron, surely he must be an actor. The real baron recalls a Polish actor who has played him on stage in Berlin five years ago. But no trace is found of him.
So another search, this time for a person who had benefited from the crash, and bought shares when markets were falling. Of course, if Inspector Duval had known that Ferdy Mayne is nearly always cast as a villain, he wouldn't have spent all this time as a headless chicken. In fact Castillon with his accomplice Marie Webber, knowing he is exposed, is in a standoff with the baron, when Inspector Duval finally gets to the criminal. After the traditional scuffle, Marie is arrested, though Castillon has been shot dead. Serve him right. "Case closed"

Uncredited speaking roles: 1 The train ticket collector. 2 a French policeman. 3 the Interpol operative in the radio room
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SLEEPING GIANT
A frustrating story of the old ticking bomb and a hunt for an elusive man, the only person who knows how it can be defused.

After a heavy storm an old Nazi bomb is exposed at the foot of a Scottish dam, Glengowrie, and "if it bursts, the whole valley will be drowned." The town of Invergarry no less.
The difficulty is, that it is "one not in the book," a top secret bomb. Duval has to race to find any old Nazi who knows anything about this bomb.
He locates General von Schriber (Esmond Knight) who was in charge of air raids out of Norway. Though he does not know where the bomb had been made, he is able to tell Duval that the bomb was the product of a secret research team, the Falk group. Most of this team are now prisoners of the Russians, however three are still alive not behind the Iron Curtain.
More heavy rain in Scotland, not an unknown phenomenon. The dam is threatening to burst, but water can't be let through the sluices for fear of triggering the bomb.
The nearest Falk group member is found, Gustav, but he's gone gaga. Further, a professor, now in Italy is in a coma, so that leaves "last hope" Frederik Braun, in Bremerhaven.
Oh dear! The bomb's moved in all that thick mud, and it's started to tick. Hurry, Duval!
Braun's girl friend Inger (an uncredited actress) knows Braun is wanted for his current criminal activities and thus won't reveal his whereabouts. He's running away from a gangleader called The Pike. "We'll never find him." More delays. Finally she admits he's travelled with fake papers to Norway under the name of seaman Bruno Muller. Interpol put out an alert for Muller.
As engineers are forced to try and deactivate the ticking bomb, Duval reaches Norway. Muller has got passage on a whaling ship bound for the Antarctic, but with the help of Lloyd's, contact is at last made with Braun alias Muller.
Reluctant, Muller won't admit he's Braun. More delays! Finally Duval tries by radio to push him into revealing the details, but rough stuff from Captain Jorgensen is possibly more persuasive. Surprisingly Braun can still can recall the correct sequence to defuse, 1-4-2-3. "The bomb has been made safe." Comment the bomb disposal team, "it seemed like a lifetime." Only 25 minutes actually!
Duval embellishes a happy conclusion, with his own comment that it's a nice change for him to be saving lives
Uncredited speaking roles: 1 German Defence Minister in Bonn. 2 Gustav's sister. 3 Gustav. 4 German police messanger. 5 Inge. 6 Captain Jorgensen. 7 Braun aka Muller. 8 Bremerhaven Radio Operative
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THE TWO HEADED MONSTER

Million dollar racketeer Johnny Stefano (Alan Tilvern) has been deported from the USA, returned to Naples. "Three of Europe's worst criminals" from Germany Spain and France have converged on his impressive mountain mansion for a "summit meeting." Interpol puzzles over what Johnny is up to.
Duval questions Johnny's sister Maria (Marla Landi), who believes Johnny isn't bad. He had been a farmer until one year his vineyard was ruined. Aaah.
And this is Johnny's new scheme - The Vineyard Protection Society. Phylloxera, a vine pest, is stolen from labs. Then for starters, two hundred thousand francs is demanded from a Burgundy vineyard owner, Georges Debre (Robert Cawdron). He won't pay up, and Interpol arrives too late - a tin of the the pest has been chucked on his land and his crops must be burnt.
Debre is asked to identify the extortionists, but he refuses to identify the hoodlum who'd demanded the money, Cartier, as he's afraid the pest might be introduced to his remaining crop.
So Duval appeals once more to Maria. She refuses to reveal the secret hiding place where Johnny is likely to be storing the stolen bugs. However she does go to a ruined church and in the crypt she finds the pest. and has to accept he is a criminal. Duval has followed her. "You were right." In the nave there's a shootout, but when Stefano runs out of bullets he drops a statue on Duval- missed! In a hand to hand tussle, Stefano falls over a balcony.
"It's better this way, he'd never have changed," is Stefano's epitaph.

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Long Weekend

Some jolly music as Inspector Duval pops into his office prior to catching the 9.30 for a weekend away. But Mornay intrigues him with details of John Talbot, a merchant seaman and convicted smuggler, who has been found dead on the Dover seashore with a bullet in his head. Trouble is, seven days previously he'd been reported as lost overboard from the freighter Sapphire 2000 miles away in the Med south of Marseilles. How could the two events be connected?
Prof Renee (David Kossoff) with the aid of numerous maps explains the "problem" corpse could "positively not" float from the Med to Dover. I think I could have worked that one out myself!
From the Ministry of Shipping appears another expert (John Le Mesurier) who informs Duval the only ship that could have dumped this body was the freighter North Star, travelling from Trieste to Hamburg. Having provided this amazing titbit, he leaves for his weekend. "A man of great personal charm," comments Mornay. However, Captain Cartier of the North Star, by phone denies ever picking up any passenger.
Captain Pierre Gallard (Francis de Wolff) is the next visitor, captain of Sapphire, the boat on which Talbot had been working. As the ship has been in dock in Marseilles for the past week, it's hard to work out how the body ended up in the English Channel! Gallard claims Talbot had accidentally fallen into the sea while fixing a lifeboat stake.
But then news from the police that Talbot was an informer, working with them to expose a smuggling racket. Duval evolves his theory- the Sapphire must have met the North Star in the Med to exchange smuggled goods, plus one body. Dead Talbot had been placed in deep freeze for a week.......
This spurs Gallard into action, he attempts to leave the Interpol office- a fight, then an arrest.
"Now you are a human being," declares Duval enigmatically, in an odd moment of seriousness, referring to the dead seaman, "not just a piece of orange peel," as he finally departs for the weekend.

This is an interesting tale, as Interpol systematically solves the mystery without ever leaving headquarters.
Uncredited speaking parts: 1 Interpol radio operative. 2 French policemen. 3 Interpol servant
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You Can't Die Twice
The plot starts very similarly to the Man from Interpol story
The Man Who Sold Hope, though this is more rambling.

A sailor is knocked down by a lorry on the New York waterfront. The odd thing is, he'd been shot dead two months ago in Hamburg. He was international crook Jason Tasker, or at least his passport said he was.
Inspector Duval traces his identity via his tattoo which hides his concentration camp number. Jacobs was a Hungarian refugee last reported as having quit Camp Konig, a camp in Austria for those who have escaped from behind the Iron Curtain.
To catch those behind the trafficking in refugees, policeman Muller (Leonard Sachs) poses as a rich refugee, "an attractive bait." He soon dfisappears with all his worldly wealth, leaving behind a recording of his payment to the crooks, fronted by Anna, the secretary at Camp Konig. She is tailed by Inspector Krantz of the Austrian police, and the gang are placed under arrest.
Muller continues his journey to the new world, to catch the American side of the gang.
He is able to obtain a job, but at a price. 50% of his earnings have to be handed to Oliver Marston (Robert Arden). But when it's found that he's a policeman, he is killed.
Police track down another immigrant named Carter and with difficulty, convince him to spill the beans on Marston

Uncredited speaking extras: 1 Sailor. 2 US Customs official. 3 Mortician. 4 US cop. 5 Interpol operative in Paris. 6 Emil (John Gabriel). 7 US telephone operator. 8 US doctor

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Diamond SOS
A worthless cheque is what Carol (Mai Zetterling), posing as Princess Carlotta, hands to a Lisbon jeweller. Police arrest her and the jewels are taken in evidence. Only problem is the police are as fraudulent as the princess. This is the fourth such robbery, involving impersonating a famous person.
Duval has a red face when he intercepts the princess when she flies into Paris from Lisbon. For this is the real princess!
The International Society Service in London provides information on celebrities, for a price, and so Duval checks the list of their recent inquirers. "Now we're getting somewhere." Duval reckons that the movements of a duchess is the next to be used by the crooks. In Rome Duval tracks Miss Emily Prentiss, only to once more wind up with egg on his face when he falls for "the oldest trick in the world." Actually, she gives him the slip.
Duval enlists Helene (Lisa Daniely) to build up a picture of this female impersonator. 36-23-36 (or 37), she wears designer dresses, and salons across Europe are checked. Bonnier Et Cie in Paris are supplying her new wardrobe. Helene follows the woman to the Hotel Cecil, room 203.
To obtain concrete evidence against her, police continue their surveillance, as she visits another jeweller. She pays, as per usual, with a false cheque and is arrested by her pals, only this time Duval adds his own twist, their arrest

Note: Helene appears in one other story, The Man's a Clown. Uncredited speaking roles: 1 Lisbon jeweller. 2 and 3 Carol's partners in crime. 4 Portuguese Inspector (Raymond Young). 5 His assistant. 6 The real Princess Carlotta. 7 French Minister of Foreign Affairs. 8 Messenger at Interpol HQ. 9 Hotel receptionist. 10 Emily Prentiss of room 418. 11 Mme Bonnier. 12 Her assistant. 13 Parisian jeweller

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Private View

"500,000 Art Theft" are the newspaper headlines after Sir Isaac Spendler's private art collection is stolen from his 23rd floor penthouse suite, "sealed off like Fort Knox." In the haul are a Van Gogh, 3 Rembrandts, a Renoir and a Lautrec -the thieves knew which ones to nick! "They only took the best."
The "fruit machine" at Interpol headquarters, or in other words their enormous computer, produces three likely suspects, but it's the fourth nomination, from Mornay, that proves the best. Computer technology isn't everything! Mornay points to dealer Wolf Barstrom (Michael Goodliffe) in Stockholm.
We watch him and his blackmailed partner, "undesirable" Frederick Pimm, aka Ferenc Pimescu, hiding the paintings on a barge moored at Chelsea Reach. Daughter Nina Pimescu (Moira Redmond) is painting a new abstract over each picture, in a variation of the old 'painting-over' trick. But Inspector MacAndrew (Ernest Clark) is already on Barstrom's trail, thanks to Interpol.
Duval flies over to London to examine Spendler's flat. Then they dash to London Airport where Barstrom is reported to be flying out with six paintings. An Xray machine ought to show up the originals underneath the Pimescus. But "nothing." Only a red face!
The detectives call at Pimescu's home, 36 Borthwick Hill Hampstead, where Duval discovers a large camera obscura. It is trained on Sir Isaac's home.
Then a report is received that Pimescu's body has been found in the Thames. And Nina lives on the river! She's sailing from Southampton - so another race there and surprise surprise, she has six abstract paintings- xrays prove they've been treated with the overpainting trick.
Although Nina knows her dad's dead, she refuses to split on Barstrom, so Duval arranges a trick. He announces that her six paintings are being sold by auction in London so Barstrom rushes to the saleroom at Piccadilly Circus.
A bidding war- "four thousand for an abstract!" "For once, Barstrom," Duval warns him, " you have overbid." Apparently this is enough to get him arrested!

Note- uncredited speaking roles: 1 Interpol Paris operative. 2 Female Interpol Operative. London constable. 4 Airport Official. 5 Landlady of Pimescu's flat (Rita Webb). 6 Police sergeant. 7 Mortician. 8 Ship's captain. 9 Technician on ship. 10 Auctioneer. British cars seen include: SLN228 a Morris van, MGJ559 police car, and UXL804 taxi

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Dead on Arrival
The Instanbul train now arriving in Paris train is found to be carrying a corpse, NATO courier Georges Collard. Method of killing: chloroform. Motive: unclear. Why was the corpse left on the train and not dumped overboard?
Insp Duval gets a free train trip, retracing the dead man's journey. A steward recalls Collard and books Duval at the same dining table. But Duval nearly misses lunch as he is barged out of the carriage. Luckily he clings on.
Duval hears that Collard always dined with a blonde on that fateful journey. The waiter will tell Duval more. However he can't, since he's stabbed. Quick as a flash, the alert Duval spots blood on the floor.
He also interrupts an interuder in his compartment. This man is taken in for questioning: why did you kill the waiter? The answer must be to do with the woman, decides Duval, but her identity is a mystery.
In Trieste, Jean Mornay informs Duval that she has been traced. Suzy, a singer and known confederate of gangster Jules La Roche whose plan becomes clear. He needed to take on the courier's identity in order to be able to get to Paris undetected by police.
Suzy is arrested in her Paris nightclub. . Duval chases after La Roche, who is out to kill a trial witness. Uncredited speaking extras: 1. An American. 2 Doctor. 3 Third Train Attendant. 4 Man sweeping at the club

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The Chinese Mask

A suspicious character on a plane. A gas mask in his brief case. Ticking sounds therefrom. It's a hi-jack! The plane is force landed in the Burmese jungle, 350lbs of platinum nicked. "Must take a lot of nerve."
A picture of the Chinese criminal is composed from the eyewitnesses, and it is learned he had hired a light plane in Hong Kong in order to make his getaway.
So to there Duval flies, to be greeted by airport staff officers Reg Coutts (Howard Marion Crawford) and Bill Grant (Bill Nagy), the latter we recognise without his disguise as the suspicious chap. He lives in a very posh apartment with his wife Jane (Jan Holden). With the police seeming to be closing in, they concoct a plan.
Bill dons his suspicious Chinese character again and announces himself at airport reception. When the police swoop, they only find in the washroom Bill, "someone did come in," he admits, but points to the open window. Later the man's clothing is found with a bullet hole in the harbour. But like us, Duval has seen this type of trick before. He works out the man is a European, and gets Bill to provide a list of all such working for the airline.
With the net closing in, Bill despatches his wife to catch flight 201 to Tokyo. She is a decoy for Bill to slip away by boat to Macau. But though he knows he's beyond the reach of Hong Kong police there, Inspector Duval knows Interpol will soon have him arrested.
Notes: Uncredited speaking parts: 1 Air stewardess. 2 Hong Kong Airport official. 3 Female airport receptionist. 4 Manager. 5 Police sergeant. 6 Hong Kong undercover man. 7 Waiter.
"Coutts," the airport official, is so identified by the sign on his door, However the screen credits call him "Couts."
Continuity: The first scene with Inspector Duval shows stock footage of him entering Interpol headquarters wearing gloves, but he's lost them as he enters his office

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The Man's a Clown

Willi (Warren Mtchell), a clown in Hartmann's Circus, buys a bargain printing press, not realising it's the start of blackmail.
Now fake US dollars are circulating in Europe, almost perfect except for a slight flaw on Lincoln's ear. Duval knows it's the work of Eddie Keflik (John Crawford), but he's hard to track down, the press seems to be moving round Europe. Now it's in Hamburg, then it's going south, down to Rome.
Willi is the unwilling printer, forced to print the notes by Keflik, obedient because Willi is worried for the safety of his daughter Lisa (Waveny Lee). For her protection, Willi tries to secure a placement for her at a convent school in Rome.
Posing as Francois, Duval asks around the city for a large sum of American dollars. A bite. Be at the Colosseum at 4.30. But Duval is rumbled, "hold it, he's a cop." The police had been about to swoop and arrest Keflik, who however swaps raincoats and hats with an unconscious Duval, and escapes the net. But the school prospectus in Keflik's raincoat enables Duval to trace Willi and Keflik to the circus. The printing press is found in Willi's caravan.
A slightly tense showdown, as Keflik attempts to kill Duval, a rather silly finish.

Uncredited speaking parts: 1 Man paid $200. 2 Detective in Rome. 3 Shoeshine boy. 4 Pepe. 5 Gunman. 6 Ringmaster

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Last Man Lucky

A body in the Seine, shot in the back. Identity unknown, though a soggy letter from Maria in Marseilles is in his pocket. Another piece of writing to 'Harry' is evidently a blackmail list, with initials indicating dates of payment. However one date, April 11th happens to be tomorrow.
The note also states "MT is a sniff." At Interpol hq Jean Mornay works out that the initials are all of dead men, and the dates are actually dates of their murders. By these dates are another set of initials, which Duval reckons must be the names of the killers.
The latest corpse is identified as Thomas Mills. Duval aims to find Harry mentioned in the note, but noone of that name is known to be associated with Mills.
Enter Steve Taylor, briefly, of NY Police Dept. he'd once rounded up Murder Inc, wow, and he gives Duval the helpful encouragement, "this could be one murder that you're not going to be able to stop." Thanks. Taylor is not seen again.
Mills' wife (Sandra Dorne) is serving a jail sentence, she's totally disinterested in her husband's death. Though she's mighty uncooperative, she does tell Duval that the Harry is surnamed Walters.
Somehow Mornay has learned Walters is arriving at Victoria Station from Paris. Inspector Roberts apprehends him and shows him the letter. He knows nothing, he says.
The answer must be found at Mills' house. Duval and Roberts search the place fruitlessly.
Then it is explained that 'Sniff' means Sniff and Snorter, that is a reporter. A check leads to crime reporter Mike Timson. This Murder Inc Mark II are already at Mike's home, but Duval is on the spot to arrest one of them, Victor. Amy however, wife of a top gunman in Murder Inc backs them all up agaisnt the wall and shoots. Duval grabs her and she tamely caves in, no credit to her organisation. This little cell is busted though she won't snitch on who's paying her.

Police car: 894FPC. Uncredited speaking parts: 1 Mills, the man shot dead. 2 Helene a lab technician (not same as in earlier stories). 3 An Interpol messenger. 4 Female prison warder. 5 Harry Walters. 6 Police car driver (Howard Pays). 7 Mike Timson. Though he does not speak, Amy's right hand man, the killer, looks like Dudley Foster

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No Flowers for Onno

At "the only home in Amsterdam with bullets in the wall," stands plaque to Dutch Resistance worker Onno van Meer, and Major Peter Grenville VC, shot on 3rd November 1943. Author Andrew Slater is meeting air hostess Emmy, Van Meer's sister to research a book he is writing on the story. But he is found stabbed to death.
Three hundred thousand guilders for the Dutch Resistance was being carried by this officer when he was shot by the Nazis. "Big enough motive for murder."
Duval flies to Germany to interview Gerhard Esler (Victor Beaumont) who had ordered the major and the resistance leader to be shot. "I never heard of this money," protests Esler. But after Duval leaves we see him plotting to ensure Emmy doesn't reveal anything of what she might know. It turns out Onno was a collaborator. He was never shot. But Emmy will be! Esler travels to her flat to threaten her, "the police will find your body in the canal." But Duval arrives before Esler has time to carry this out. "Onno, why?" Money, of course. Onno is shot protecting her, and there's a chase round the canals, Captain Dekker of the Dutch police leading the hunt. Esler is trapped in a warehouse and overpowered.
Finally Duval talks to Emmy outside the house where it had all started.

An unimaginative tale, only enlivened slightly by some location work in Amsterdam.
Uncredited speaking parts: 1 Onno's secretary (3 scenes). 2 A Dutch inspector. 3 A German policeman. 4 Pilot

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Mr George
Guest star Guy Rolfe has half a chance to play the smooth character he so excelled at. We first meet him after "a very successful evening," which for him means arson.
It was caused by a potassium bomb according to Muller of the German police. Interpol had received a note promising the event, signed by Mr George, but no indication of the whereabouts. He plans another fire, unless he's paid extortion money.
Pay up, is Duval's advice to Scotland Yard. So the cash is left at 7am in Vauxhall Park. naturally a close watch is kept on it. Johnny Taylor, a delivery boy on a bike picks up the packet from a bench. Police, in the faithful old police car 894FPC, follow him, along Church Street, but then down an alley where the car can't follow.
Johnny is later caught, but of course, the money has long since gone. The lad tells his tale, his description of Mr George is a little vague, dark glasses, tall.... No, he couldn't recognise him again.
Duval is more interested in how Mr George can dispose of the cash. The two nearest non-Interpol countries are Iceland and Iraq. In fact George is in the former, with Carol his girl friend, who is to deposit the money across all the local banks. But Duval has persuaded the banks not to accept any of the extortion money.
So George has to make for Tangiers to cash his money in on the black market there. Local police inform Duval of five possible dealers, but the most likely is Abdul Serafim. Duval gives Johnny a trip abroad, and although he cannot recognise George, George recognises him, and that slip is enough to enable Duval to pounce.
Uncredited speaking parts: 1 Muller, a fire investigator. 2 Scotland Yard police messenger. 3 Mr Carey of the International Fire and General (John Welsh). 4 Police Sergeant at the Yard

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The Thousand Mile Alibi
The Mille Miglia. Car 22 is winning, driven by Cliff (William Lucas), or is he at the wheel at all? For we see him at his home shooting dead his wife Zita.
A man seen running from the scene of the crime is arrested, but claims diplomatic immunity. This conveniently means Interpol involvement. He says Zita was planning to leave her husband for him. Further, he saw someone driving off in her car.
But it's surely "impossible" for Cliff to be the killer, since he is a thousand miles away in the race. Much of the story shows his desperately trying to get back to his race car without being spotted. (Interesting is the scene in the Zurich Airport car park, there are an inordinately large number of British vehicles there! Curiously actor Peter Elliott provides the commentary for the race on the radio, while also reading out messages to police cars!)
Duval is suspicious and persuades the authorities to stop Car 22 at the next checkpoint. But too late, the car has left the final staging post. Or perhaps the authorities are not that helpful, for "to stop ze winning car would be a tragedy."
The chase delays Cliff and the tension is, will Cliff get back to his co-driver before the race finishes, where Duval is now waiting. "There he is!" Just before the finishing line, drivers swap places, Cliff shooting the only witness to the switch.
"I've got an alibi." It's a good one too, and Duval is thwarted. "You're just guessing." But rather improbably Cliff's co-driver and brother Mike (Paul Eddington) gives the game away.
Uncredited speaking parts: 1 Italian policeman, 2 Suspect (Brian Worth), 3 Paris Customs officer. 4 Man taking Cliff's place. 5 Prisoner (Richard Shaw). 6 Airline stewardess. 7 Policeman in Zurich. 8 Second policeman. 9 Man on donkey. 10 Race Controller. 11 Passenger on train

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Act of Piracy

The SS Jensen out of Copenhagen is boarded by pirates in the Caribbean, the crew shot dead. On board is a million dollars of platinum bound for Mexico. Which is where Inspector Duval heads for, suspecting a security leak. Chief suspect is a known criminal Sanchez, a shipping clerk, and Duval spots he is wearing an expensive gold watch.
Sanchez comes from the isle of Andros where Duval meets the shady Gonzalez, who owns a patrol boat similar to the vessel used in the attack on the Jensen. However Gonzalez says it is derelict.
However when Duval checks this out, he finds the ship can float at high tide, and moreover it has been at sea recently. So Duval keeps watch on Gonzalez but is attacked by three of his cronies, one of whom however, Robert Simms, surprisingly saves him. Gonzalez works for the wealthy Simms, and he is an ex-navy man.
A ruse by Duval persuades Simms and Gonzalez to shift the stolen platinum, which is still hidden on the patrol boat. After a fight, in which Duval betrays remarkable prowess, the platinum is found and the thieves arrested.
A plot as full of holes as those allegedly on that patrol boat.

Uncredited speaking parts: 1 Lookout on ship. 2 Ship captain. 3 Mexican policeman. 4 Sanchez. 5 Sergeant on Andros. 6 Man who attacks Duval. 7 Simms' American sidekick

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Game for Three Hands
A thin storyline, to do with Vic Leroy (Peter Dyneley), a successful businessman, whom Inspector Duval recognises at a Montreal Interpol Conference, as a murderer who escaped his clutches back in 1939. "You must be mistaken," Insp Bob Bonnier (Alan Gifford) of the Canadian police tells Duval.
An embarrassing scene at Vic's home when Paul Duval and Bob are entertained to dinner. To see if Vic has the same tattoo on his arm as the missing crook, Duval clumsily spills his drink on Vic's arm. He has an artificial arm.
Duval's unwavering obsession leads him to check Leroy's activities as reported in the local press. The Ajax Lumber Company, where Leroy had first worked in 1940 has no record of him, though here a lorry almost runs the inspector down, and only we see the driver, it's Leroy.
Duval is treated for bruising in hospital, where it just happens that years ago Leroy's arm had been amputated after his arm had become infected. A failed effort to remove his tattoo. Just too late, the tattooist who'd done this botched job is found murdered.
But the evidence is strong enough for Insp Bonnier and Duval to confront Leroy. He blusters but has to run away. After a chase through the woods, there's a gun fight. A long scene as Bonnier creates a diversion and Duval, as in many a western, circles behind Leroy and gets his man.
"No cracks about Mounties always getting their man."
There's still time for a pointless finale as Duval returns to Paris, case closed. His next job is in Calcutta (not a story in this series!)
Uncredited speaking extras: 1 Projectionist. 2 News archivist (Neil McCallum). 3 Tattooist. 4 Female shopkeeper. 5 Policeman at Interpol HQ. 6 Interpol Chief. NB Mornay appears at the end, but is not credited

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The Collector

Dino is murdered outside the Moulin Rouge, his dying words are "The Collector." New York, Rome and now Paris, three murders by this shadowy killer. His motive is related to Sicilian gangster Marco, who had entrusted each of the three with a portion of his ill gotten fortune. The Collector has other victims to track down...
Shopkeeper Carlo (Leonard Sachs) lives in London, next on the list. He is ordered to produce Marco's cash, a trifle difficult as he has spent most of it, paying off his mortgage! Hastily he packs away his daughter Maria, who informs the police her dad has disappeared.
Young Harry delivers a note to Maria, telling her to go to Key Lane to see her dad. It's a trap.
When he learns his daughter Maria has been abducted, Carlo gives himself up, worried for her safety. He admits he'd spent the money. He receives instructions to take it to Nick's Turkish Baths in Key Lane. What he has left, without telling the police, he withdraws from the bank (in Tottenham Court Road).
"A long shot," police pick up Maria's dog in Key Lane. The search is narrowed down and the dog leads Duval to the baths where Maria is held. Carlo has already met up with The Collector in the steam filled room. Duval disarms the villain's knife. "Who owns the money?" he jokes.
Uncredited speaking roles: 1 Dino (Andreas Malandrinos). 2 Harry, a boy on roller skates- in several scenes. 3 Bank receptionist. 4 Shop Customer. 5 Bank Teller. 6 Boy with dog. 7 Nick (Billy John). 8 Sneaker (Patrick Newell). Police car: 894FPC

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The Heiress

Certainly a familiar storyline, but the main characters are sympathetically drawn, making this one of the better of the series.
Predator Ronald Millais (Maurice Kaufman) is arrested for kidnapping Louisa Howard (Julia Lockwood), daughter of a millionaire. But Inspector Dubval has made a mistake, she's with the man of her own free will. She says she is going to marry him soon.
Her father had invented this kidnap story in a desperate attempt to stop the ruthless Millais from swindling her out of his fortune. Duval becomes interested when facts come to light about Millais' other romantic entanglements.
"We're in love," Louisa informs Duval, and that seems to be the end of it. But was Millais already married in 1957 when he took a second wife? His first wife Emma he'd married eight years previously, can Duval charge Millais with bigamy? No, because Emma died in a car crash.
However Duval questions Dr Martin (Austin Trevor) who had signed her death certificate. She died in a car crash of multiple injuries.
The persistent Duval flies to Rome to talk to wife number two. She bitterly regrets ever meeting Millais. She'd left him because he'd tried to kill her, in circumstances strangely similar to Emma's death.
At the Kit Kat Club in Geneva, Duval gets wife number two to talk to Louisa. She warns Louisa, "I was as pretty as you once." But Louisa cannot be persuaded.
Dr Martin is Ronald Millais' father! Faced with the truth, the retired doctor confesses that Emma was dead before the crash. His son is "a homicidal maniac."
The maniac is taking his fiancee on a picnic. Her father interrupts the happy occasion offering to buy the crook off. The confrontation ends in a scuffle, and the couple resume their journey to the picnic.
This is by a lake above a cliff. As Louisa has signed a will in Millais' favour, all he has to do now is bump her off. On the edge of a cliff, he pushes her. It would have been good to see her reaction. But Duval is watching it all and saves her.
Millais flees, pinching off in a truck that had been used in the film Hell Drivers. If you know the film you'll be able to guess the ending here as footage from the final reel is interestingly borrowed from that to end this story. Millais' lorry has in large letters on the side HAWLETZS, look carefully however at the final shot as it careers over the cliff and you'll see it is the same lorry HAWLETTS as used in the feature film.
No Edwin Richfield. Uncredited speaking extras: 1 Waiter. 2 Hotel porter

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Payment in Advance
Yet another incident on the East/West barbed wire border. Ernst Kaltmann is the latest to crawl under the wire, but it's odd because his old business partner Schroeder (Raymond Huntley) is serving a life sentence for Kaltmann's murder. Of course he is at once pardoned, but threatens to tell the papers etc etc. The old maxim that You Can't be Tried Twice for the Same Crime determines him "to stop at nothing to take his revenge."
Kaltmann is recovering in a Berlin hospital. "I'm on my way," is the note Schroeder sends. With the potential victim helpless on his bed, he seems most vulnerable, and the tension builds well, if slowly.
Schroeder cleverly sneaks into the hospital as a sick patient picked up by ambulance. Once inside, he moves quickly, in disguise as a doctor. Knocking out a guard, he enters Kaltmann's room and shoots Kaltmann.
"I'm sorry," is all Inspector Duval can feebly offer.
Emergency operation, the patient may yet live. Duval watches in the theatre. A good job, for Schroeder has learned of his bungle, and knows he must finish his ex-colleague off. So he sits in on the operation alongside other students. For a while this is pure Emergency Ward 10.
Patient pronounced dead. So Schroeder can depart happily. But Duval steps out to arrest him. "I can't be charged twice," boasts the killer, his trump card. But Duval sees it as a tricky legal problem for the court to decide. However it doesn't need testing to the extreme since cardiac massage has brought Kaltmann round.
Somewhere along the way, you feel they missed a trick, or three
Uncredited speaking parts: 1Kaltmann. 2 Border guard. 3 West German guard. 4 Second guard. 5 Prison governor (John Longden). 6 Nurse. 7 Messenger at Paris Interpol. 8 Man on phone in hospital. 9 Guard outside Kaltmann's room. 10 Injured man in street. 11 Second nurse. 12 Third nurse. 13 Anaesthetist
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The Girl with Grey Hair

On the studio beach a pile of clothes are dumped.
Hugo Ballard (Ronald Leigh-Hunt) has apparently committed suicide. That makes his paintings soar in value, and two years later, three are put up for auction. His wife Anita causes a sensation in front of bidders by slashing one of the pictures, The Girl with Grey Hair, and claims it is a fake. However an expert is certain it is genuine.
Duval is mystified why she slashed the picture: it suggests a premeditated act. So he flies to San Remo where Ballard had died. His body had never been found, and his paintings have gone up in value ten times.
In the Italian mountains, Duval finds the location of the painting. The local priest is certain the painting is at most one year old. Coincidentally Anita is in the area, and she does admit the suicide was faked. But her husband must have left her for this striking grey haired girl, who is actually only aged twenty, name of Michele. She says she knows nothing.
But Anita Ballard gets to the bottom of it, or her. The suggestion that there's money due to Hugo, gets Michele to agree to fetch him. Of course Anita is intending to shoot them for doublecrossing her, but Duval has been keeping a watching brief. Girl friend and wife's meeting ends in argument, and an arrest, but actually it has a very good final twist that I hadn't guessed.

Note: uncredited speaking parts: 1 Auctioneer (Raymond Rollett), 2 French policeman. 3 Art expert. 4 Marie, Interpol secretary. 5 Art dealer in San Remo. 6 Priest. 7 Landlord

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Cargo of Death
A crate of 100 boxes of live cholera vaccine is stolen from the Chandra Laboratories in Karachi. It "must be tested before use," but the thieves don't know that. At a Delhi Health Clinic Dr Kaul collects the material for her inoculations to natives up in the hills. Another doctor there is killed as thieves try and recover the stuff.
Duval flies out there. More cases are found in Bengal, and the distributors are traced to Pan Asia Drug Laboratories, run by Mr Buchanan and assisted by Porton (Laurence Payne). They had dispatched 40 boxes there.
Fifty more boxes turn up in Mombasa, again from the Pan Asia firm, so the place is thoroughly searched. Porton turns out to be a crook named Wilson, ex army medical corps, sacked from there as a black marketeer. He admits he had tried to recover the vaccines once he had realised they were dangerous. His accomplice silences him with a knife.
It is a race against time to recover the missing ten boxes of vaccine, that the Delhi doctor is now adminstering to her patients. However this is not an exciting concluding chase, these days a simple call on the mobile would of course solve the crisis instantly.

Uncredited speaking parts: 1 Scottish doctor. 2 Native. 3 Savi, Dr Kaul's assistant. 4 Indian gangster. 5 Male Interpol switchboard operative in Paris. 6 Dr Kamar. 7 Laki, Porton's assistant. 8 Indian man. 9 Rado operator. 10 Motor cyclist

Note- I suppose a British Land Rover with the numberplate DGE124 might possibly have featured in the robbery in Karachi?
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Trial at Cranby's Creek
A dispiriting story, script wisely left behind in the UK, by the boys off to Australia to film Whiplash, perhaps.

Duval has travelled all the way to Australia to deport Emil Brock back to Belgium, but the man is already facing trial by a kangaroo court (no pun) in the outback, by order of Cranby, president of the mining company.
Brock is being tried for stealing opals belonging to Grierson, a trooper, and then seriously wounding him. If Grierson should die, Brock is for the high jump, kangaroo-like.
However Brock has one supporter, Ruth (Felicity Young), Cranby's own daughter.
At the illegal court, Duval finds himself defending the man whom he wants to take prisoner himself! It's now a capital charge since Grierson has died in the local hospital. But Duval spots that the man had been suffocated. Duval is Perry Mason Mark 2, making mincemeat of the incompetent doctor's evidence, it seems the old doc is prejudiced against Belgians. What would Poirot have said?
At last. a piece of action! Only for a moment however. In the lunch adjournment, against Duval's urging, Brock escapes. The thief who had stolen the opals turns a gun on Brock and orders him to shoot Duval, "an unfortunate accident," for some obscure reason. That fails miserably, like this story, personally I'd have been happy to bump off Duval.
Thus Duval hands the opals back, and the case against Brock having collapsed, he takes his prisoner off, "the only law a gun, the only shelter...." sorry, that really is from Whiplash.

No Mornay. Uncredited speaking roles: 1 Jailer (several scenes). 2 Sgt Grierson. 3 Witness in court. 4 Postmistress
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Slow Boat to Amsterdam
Accent on the slow. Duval is stranded in Saint Andre, near Amiens, you know it's in France by the persistent accordeon music that slightly irritatingly drones throughout the tale. Duval's car has conked out, like ideas in this series.
Thus the great inspector is on hand to solve a local crime. Jane has been found drowned in the canal. We had seen her arguing with deckhand Sid (Bernard Cribbins) and Major George Nevil (William Franklyn), owner of the boat called Susan. "You and George are a couple of crooks," she'd told Sid.
With time on his hands, Duval helps the local police. He interviews Captain Blink (Francis de Wolff) in charge of a stranded Dutch vessel The Zeewind. Duval is sharp enough to know he's a villain. Why, he even looks like a crook!
On Jane's corpse is a lump of metal, which the local policeman dismisses. Duval however wises him up, it's platinum. Now half a million dollars worth of the stuff had been nicked from Cannes recently, and Duval works out it must have come via the canal network to Saint Andre. He questions Sid, scaring him. He discusses it with Nevil, who is much more guarded in his responses. But we all know that Jane had discovered the platinum and needed to be silenced, even if her death may possibly have been an accident.
Blink and Nevil see that Sid is their weak link, so he must be silenced. Duval turns up just in time to save the frightened Sid, and arrest the gang
Uncredited speaking parts: 1 Jane (Lisa Daniely). 2 Policeman in Saint Andre station. 3 Mortician. 4 Waitress. 5 Brasselet, a jeweller

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White Blackmail

Two men have committed suicide as a result of blackmail at the Swiss ski resort of Haltzing. To catch the criminals, Duval poses as rich Parisian banker Le Comte de Regny.
On the studio piste, Hannah (Nanette Newman) befriends him. To help romance along she twists her ankle.
Back at their hotel, it seems Theodore Fawley (Francis Matthews) knows the real count and suspects Duval of being a crook! Ingrid Hoffmann, the hotel owner (Mary Morris) warns Hannah that on the contrary, she believes Duval is a policeman.
To get him convinced that there will be no more blackmail, she coldly shoots Hannah. Cpt Steinitz (Douglas Wilmer) thinks she has committed suicide, but Duval produces the proof that she was murdered. Why would she have packed her bags if she were about to kill herself?
A hidden camera is found in Hannah's musical box, the film Duval develops in the hotel dark room. He develops photos of himself with Hannah, then amazingly, one of Mme Hoffmann in the very act of murder.
"Going somewhere, Madame Hoffmann?" She produces a gun and escapes. But Cpt Steinitz stops her

1 Trudi. 2 Railway porter. 3 Receptionist (2 scenes)
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A Foreign Body

London police remove a French car in Malt Street near Piccadilly, that is causing a jam. In the boot they discover a woman's corpse.
The car belongs to American Ben Stack, who says he does not recognise the dead girl. As she is French, Interpol are called in.
The girl is Marie Therese, and in her apartment is found a cigarette lighter, with the intials BS. She had been a hostess at the Club d'Ambrosio, run by Tony Ambrosio.
A singer there named Suzy says Marie had been with a man the night she disappeared. This person had argued with a distinguished guest, Senator Landau. The celebrity is reluctant for publicity, but at an identification parade, does pick out Ben Stack.
So Stack has to admit he had been to the club, but claims he is being framed. He breaks jail, and heads for the club for a showdown with the owner. Tony, it transpires, has a history of running vice rackets, but he also denies killing the girl. Police break up their punch up, "the game's over D'Ambrosio." The hostess had been killed to protect the senator's reputation.

Uncredited speaking parts: 1 Police driver. 2 Sergeant (Robert Brown). 3 Policeman behind desk. 4 French policeman. 5 Landlady (Elsie Wagstaff?). 6 Maurice the barman (Arnold Yarrow). 7 Suzy D'Ambrosio. 8 Policeman at ID parade. 9 D'Ambrosio's chauffeur. 10 Mechanic. 11 Police driver. 12 His companion

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In The Swim
Trevor Reid plays a police inspector for the second time in the series (first in #11), albeit with the different name Cummings, and what with an appearance by John Horsley, this is a nostalgic episode! Edwin Richfield is, for once, not seen in this one.

Finnish swimmer Lars Lucas has been swimming the English Channel. At dead of night, although apparently he is late getting to shore, he has broken the record for a cross channel swim by 78 minutes!! He is greeted on the English shore by an enthusiastic crowd, but is shot dead by a marksman. "Nobody saw the murderer."
Local photographer Johnny Benson took a series of pictures, but nothing is very helpful. However a tape of Lars' last words are more telling, "I've just found...."
Pierre Montell was Lars' trainer and manager. He has already returned to France to concentrate on his protege Millicent Rayburn (Dorinda Stevens). Inspector Duval searches Montell's boat and hides when a stranger enters, depositing two flasks. When the coast is clear, Duval examines them and finds narcotics. These he switches with sugar.
"Be careful," Duval warns Millicent whose attempt at the swim begins from France at 4am.
Applause greets the end of the trip. Montell has been closely watched, and never passed anything. Still nothing at his hotel. While he breakfasts next morning, a search of his room proves the drugs have disappeared. Slow as a flash, Duval perceives how it happened. The "hotel shoeblack." Montell is in trouble with his superior, who is not pleased to be handed mere sugar. Montell deserves to be shot, but Duval is on to the gang and the whole lot are arrested.
Throughout this story Duval shows incredible powers of deduction, perhaps he'd read the script in advance, just as well since Inspector Cummings is so splendidly inept.
Uncredited speaking parts: 1 Benson. 2 A bystander on the shore. 3 Man who helps Lars ashore. 4 Lars. 5 A reporter. 6 French innkeeper. 7 French policeman. 8 English plain clothes man
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Dressed to Kill

A fake suicide introduces Monique to the scheming photographer Harry (David Knight). He wants to get to know her, since she works as a seamstress for the fashion house Bernarde.
This top designer is zealously guarding his latest collection, about to be revealed, and has enlisted undercover police agent Carol (Hazel Court) as a porter, but she is quickly given a job as a model. By an unlikely chance, Carol spots a dress hidden in a sack of waste cuttings, and keeps watch. Monique is seen removing it and taking it to Harry and his accomplice Mamie.
But Carol is caught snooping and held prisoner in an upper room. She does manage to smuggle a message in the seam of the dress that Monique returns. By another amazing chance, clever old Inspector Duval finds it and swoops on Harry's hideout. Harry does some shooting using Carol as a decoy, while Duval climbs several storeys up a rope outside a mill to leap in and disarm him. "Tarzan!"
No Mornay. Uncredited speaking part: Pierre the caretaker.

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Desert Hijack
At Marseilles Professor Velard is killed and wanted criminal Jacques Morrell (John Salew) takes his place.
His destination is a Foreign Legion garrison, ostensibly to study Roman remains. He has a contact, a crooked legionnaire Cpl Khan, and at the Cafe Kama they go over their scheme to steal 1,000 rifles. It's simple really, Khan is driving his Land Rover through the desert where it happens to break down, just the spot to be hijacked.
Duval is certain this is the work of Morrell and soon puts two and two together, working out the phoney Professor Velard doesn't know as much about archaeology as him. Velard suggests Duval look for the robbers at the cafe, where there's a knife throwing act. One knife almost lands in Duval! He's unharmed, but his suspicions fall on the singer, "looker" Shana (Colette Wilde).
There's another successful hijack, again legionnaires are murdered, but this time, having no further use for him, Velard has Khan killed too. Police watch for Morrell who must be trying to flee the country. It's Duval who discovers his hideout, by the cafe, and gets Shana to talk when she learns her boyfriend Khan has been killed. She starts shooting, the shots leading police to the spot to make their arrests.
Uncredited speaking parts: 1 Colonel (Geoffrey Palmer). 2 The real Prof M Velard. 3 A crook. 4 A policeman in Marseilles. 5 Knife thrower. 6 Jeep driver. 7 The boss

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Pipeline
Complete with his stylish shades, Inspector Duval is flying to San Curro in order to arrest wanted killer Dave Carson (John Bentley). But Col Marquez cannot guarantee the police inspector's safety. Reason- the revolution, bullets are flying everywhere. "It's not healthy out there," too dangerous to travel to the oil refinery where Carson works.
But Captain Garetta (Richard Leech) volunteers to escort Duval there. They travel in a jeep, not knowing Carson's wife Vicenta is hiding in the back. She had appealed unsuccessfully to Duval to take her back to her husband, claiming he is an innocent man.
Though they are shot at by enemy planes, they reach the Ozako Oil Station, where amazingly Carson is maintaining the machinery single handed, as all others have fled. Despite being needled by Garetta, Duval agrees not to take Carson away yet, as the oil pumps urgently need repairing, otherwise the nearby river will be polluted with disastrous results.
Garetta and Duval assist in the repair work, despite constant gunfire. Vicenta is an added distraction, it seems she had previously been wooed by Garetta. It's a highly synthetic plot with unsympathetic characters in a story that can't decide if it's a war drama, a romance, or the usual crime story.
Garetta is actually in league with the rebels and by tapping his message on the pipiline, he issues the command to attack the oil station. However wily old Duval intercepts Garetta, who really is a very bad villain as not only does he point a gun at them, he is also prepared to allow the valley to be flooded with oil.
Carson proves his integrity by not escaping and mending the valve in the pipeline. As he does so, he explains to Duval that he is innocent of murder, he had to kill in self defence. Then Garetta is tricked and tied up, before Duval performs another trick and sends another message along the pipeline, "station strongly fortified." Though Garetta does try to sabotage the repair work, he only succeeds in killing himself.
Revolution over. Duval leaves Carson with Vicente to overhaul the oil station, "Interpol will wait"
Mornay not in it. Uncredited speaking parts: 1 Aeroplane radio operator. 2 Pipeline radio operator. 3 The rebel leader
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Absent Assassin
NY Police are guarding the UN building. Judge James Sherman arrives by car and is blown to bits.
He'd been threatened with death, as have three other judges. The link is easy to spot, for all the judges had been at the Nuremburg Trials. Inspector Duval is soon on to "evil genius" Karl Haussmann (Donald Pleasence, a typical role, though he is given little chance to shine). He had been a Nazi booby trap expert.
Georges Mottier in Paris is the next target. "Cancel all your appointments!" Duval offers him protection, but fails to spot the radio controlled explosive. Too late, Haussmann's tactics are comprehended.
The last two judges are in London to attend an international law conference. They are Stefan Zernikov from Moscow and Lord Ruskington (John Longden, a refugee from the Man from Interpol series). Both are threatened with death and Scotland Yard and Interpol take every precaution.
We meet Haussmann, waiting in his unglamorous abode, a rat infested room, dominated by the sound of shunting steam locomotives. Here he is preparing a decoy duck- inside a bomb. Taking the duck by train, then the 335 Windsor bus, he moves in for the kill. To gain entry to the conference at Lincoln House, he knocks out and impersonates a policeman, to plant his duck in a pond. The judges' car is about to cross a bridge over it. Duval spots the danger and shoots the duck which explodes harmlessly. A car chase after Haussman ends as his car overturns in a stream and poetically, it explodes

Uncredited speaking parts: 1 US detective. 2 US cop. 3 UK customs officer. 4 Prison governor. 5 Mme Mottier. 6 Interpol scientist. 7 Shopkeeper. 8 Police car driver. Police car: VXH643
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Checkmate

On a Tel Aviv rooftop, a woman causes a diversion, while her accomplice robs a bank truck. She is Diane (Barbara Shelley) and she flies to Rome posing as a beauty queen, that's another distraction to enable her partner Dave Baker, to slip away with the cash to Madrid.
She follows on and they meet up in "a very expensive hotel" in Madrid. Inpsector Duval and the local police call on him, but he is confident they can't touch him, since there is no extradition treaty. "There isn't a thing you can do about it."
In a crowd at a bullfight, he makes contact with Luiz, a money changer, but is turned away," you're too hot," for Duval has warned off all potential contacts. So while he waits in Spain, Diane flies to Paris to try and find someone to change the cash there.
Duval poses as a money man, and promises he will find her a person who they can do business with. But she is kept waiting and waiting, and Dave becomes worried and suspicious when he sees a photo of her in a newspaper that suggests she might be two timing him.
He sneaks his way to Paris and tries to suffocate her. But after a wild punch up, he is nicked.

Uncredited speaking parts: 1 Man in crowd. 2 Woman in crowd. 3 Bank guard. 4 Second bank guard. 5 Customs officer. 6 Pressman. 7 Madrid taxi driver. 8 Airport announcer. 9 Brecel the French moneylender. 10 French inspector. 11 Waiter in Madrid. 12 Paris hotel receptionist

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