Puppet on a Chain

Overview

This detective thriller features one of the most exciting boat chases ever filmed, a scene that has been compared to the car chase in Bullitt. It is also notable for having much scenic footage of the Netherlands and of Amsterdam. In this film, the headquarters of a drug-smuggling cartel is the quarry of American narcotics agent Paul Sherman Sven-Bartil Taube. Though the cartel's activities are centered in Amsterdam, Sherman's search for the headquarters leads to an island castle owned by an offbeat religious ...
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Overview

This detective thriller features one of the most exciting boat chases ever filmed, a scene that has been compared to the car chase in Bullitt. It is also notable for having much scenic footage of the Netherlands and of Amsterdam. In this film, the headquarters of a drug-smuggling cartel is the quarry of American narcotics agent Paul Sherman Sven-Bartil Taube. Though the cartel's activities are centered in Amsterdam, Sherman's search for the headquarters leads to an island castle owned by an offbeat religious group. Sherman and his partner Maggie Barbara Parkins run into serious trouble when they try to gain access to the forbidding site. Paul escapes captivity and chases the culprits by boat.
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Special Features

Audio Commentary by Lee Pfeiffer, Editor-In-Chief of Cinema Retro Magazine; Cinema Retro Columnist Todd Garbarini and Film Historian and Documentary Maker Paul Scrabo; Alternate Scene; Original Trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/20/2012
  • UPC: 851740003444
  • Original Release: 1971
  • Source: Scorpion Records
  • Region Code: 0
  • Aspect Ratio: Alternate Wide Screen (1.78:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:39:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 27,002

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sven-Bertil Taube Paul Sherman
Barbara Parkins Maggie
Alexander Knox Colonel De Graaf
Patrick Allen Inspector Van Gelder
Vladek Sheybal Meegeren
Stewart Lane George Lemay
Penny Casdagli Trudi
Drewe Henley Jimmy Duclos
Peter Hutchins The Assassin
Mark Malicz Morgenstern
Ania Marson Astrid Leman
Michael Mellinger Hotel Manager
Geoffrey Reeve
Technical Credits
Geoffrey Reeve Director
Yvonne Blake Costumes/Costume Designer
Joe Dunne Stunts
Jack Hildyard Cinematographer
Skeets Kelly Cinematographer
Bill Lenny Editor
Alistair MacLean Screenwriter
Peter Mullins Production Designer
Piero Piccioni Score Composer
Harry Rabinowitz Musical Direction/Supervision
Don Sharp Screenwriter
John Terhaak Stunts
Geoffrey Tozer Art Director
Kurt Unger Producer
Wim Wagenaar Stunts
Paul Wheeler Screenwriter
Robin Winbow Choreography
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Disc #1 -- Puppet on a Chain
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   Play with Audio Commentary by 70's Film Historians Paul Scrabo, Todd Garbarini and Lee Pfeiffer
   Alternate Scene
   Original Trailer
   Scorpion Trailers
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