Two Headed Spy, The

Date: 1958
Director: André De Toth
Production Company: Sabre Film Production

Stars: Jack Hawkins, Gia Scala, Erik Schumann, Alexander Knox, Felix Aylmer
Location(s): London

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Storyline:

A British spy infiltrates the Third Reich after being planted in the German Army toward the end of the First World War.

Additional Information:

Screen captures by Phil Wilkinson

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The film opens with a dedication to the courageous men who served secretly during the Second World War, in particular Colonel A. P. Scotland OBE of the British Intelligence Service who inspired the story.

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In 1944, long after Lieutenant Reinisch has questioned General Schottland's dual nationality, Cornaz, a British agent, watches as the high ranking officer approaches in the darkness.

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Following the death of Cornaz at the hands of the Gestapo, the General is driven to an antique shop after reading a newspaper advertisement.

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General Alex Schottland (Jack Hawkins) gets out of the staff car and enters the premises to purchase a 16th century Nuremberg Egg watch.

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The camera follows the General as he enters the shop, only to find that the proprietor is not his new contact.

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After he eventually makes contact with her, undercover agent Lili Geyr is driven to Schottland's house.

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A Driver escorts Lili to the General's front door.

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As the General leaves a meeting with the Führer, a Vendor approaches holding a newspaper carrying the headline "Americans in Retreat".

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With a wry smile, General Schottland turns to get into his car.

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Making his way past bomb sites, Alex Schottland visits a restaurant to meet Lili for lunch.

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Leaving the western front after Lili's death, the General and his aide Captain Reinisch travel to Berlin.

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The shot follows the Officers' car as it corners.

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Carrying their few belongings, refugees make their way along rubble strewn streets as the staff car passes.

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With bells ringing, an ambulance speeds through the devastation.

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The General's car come to a halt to allow armoured vehicles to pass.

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Through the car's window, General Schottland looks up at the lifeless body of young woman hanging from a lamp post.

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Celebrations are held as the war ends.

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Trafalgar Square now provided by Peter.

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Being captured outside Berlin before the conflict ended, the General returns to England.

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Wearing his British uniform, Colonel Alex Scotland is saluted as he enters The Fiddlers Three pub.