Puppet on a Chain

Puppet on a Chain

DVD (Color / Wide Screen)

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Puppet on a Chain

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/20/2012
UPC: 0851740003444
Original Release: 1971
Rating: PG
Source: Scorpion Records
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:39:00

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

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
Geoffrey Reeve Actor
Ania Marson Astrid Leman
Drewe Henley Jimmy Duclos
Mark Malicz Morgenstern
Michael Mellinger Hotel Manager
Peter Hutchins The Assassin

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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