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"Every Crime Shapes Up Different...Every Clue Has Twists and Curves!"
-- the film's tagline
Well, excuuuussssseeee me!
In this 1964 cheapo action flick from West Germany, Lex "Tarzan" Barker plays STEVE MARTIN, a globetrotting American private eye (a "very special agent with a taste for danger and a code that means He Can Go All The Way!") who's hired by an aging millionaire to investigate the murder of his butler. The trail leads to South Africa where the detective tangles with a gang of Nazis who aren't quite convinced the war is over.
Nothing special here, except for the relatively decent use of the South African setting, particularly in and around Cape Town (the diector of photography was Nicholas Roeg) and that it may be worth seeing just to catch Ronald Fraser playing -- I kid you not -- Inspector Dickie Lean.
Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.
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