The Secret Ways (1961) Movie poster and book cover compared.

The Secret Ways

Phil Karlson, Richard Widmark, 1961

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The Last Frontier
Alistair MacLean, 1959

The Secret Ways is a movie directed by Phil Karlson and Richard Widmark in 1961 and based on the book The Last Frontier by Alistair MacLean, first published in 1959. The movie features Richard Widmark, Sonja Ziemann, Charles Régnier, Walter Rilla, Senta Berger, Howard Vernon, and others.

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RATING

6.1

/ 10

Movie Poster: The Secret Ways (Phil Karlson, Richard Widmark, 1961)

7.6

/ 10

Book Cover: The Last Frontier (Alistair MacLean, 1959)

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Storyline

In 1960 Vienna, after Soviet tanks crush the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, American adventurer Michael Reynolds is hired by an international espionage ring to smuggle a noted scholar and resistance leader, Professor Jansci, out of Communist-ruled Hungary. Reynolds, Julia, and Jansci are quickly rounded up and taken to Szarhaza Prison, where they are tortured by the sadistic Colonel Hidas.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Secret Ways, the 1961 movie by Phil Karlson and Richard Widmark

Year

1961

Minutes

112

Movie Rate

6.10

Source: IMDb

Cover of The Last Frontier, the 1959 book by Alistair MacLean

Year

1959

Pages

253

Book Rate

7.66

S: Goodreads

Book

The Last Frontier

Country: UK

First published in: 1959

Length: 253 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Cover of The Last Frontier, the 1959 book by Alistair MacLean

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