This is a true story of Eddie Chapman known as part of the gelantine (gelignite) gang who used to rob Cinemas in the 30's 40's. I read the book and just had to see the film when I heard one had been made and it does the book justice as some of the best actors of our time are in it. It's an old film well worth watching as the book is well worth reading.
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Eddie Chapman was from my home town in Sunderland and his farther managed the pub (THE CLIPPER SHIP) in Roker next to the ALBION PUB which i use, after reading the book (AGENT ZIG ZAG) i just had to see the film, and at £4-99 it was very good value.
A British safecracker called Eddie Chapman works for whoever pays his wages. Faced with helping the Germans and facing a term in an English jail he opts to become a double agent...
I have just read the book 'Zigzag' and was keen to find out more about the infamous Eddie Chapman, the 'hero' of this film. He was the only British civilian to be awarded the iron Cross during the Second world war and his story is so far fetched that were it not true it would be completely unbelievable. Okay the film takes some poetic licence with the facts and introduces some of the characters in the wrong order and inflates the role of some and ignores others. However, it more than makes up for this by casting Christopher plummer at the height of his prowess and matches him against Yul Brynner as the Nazi master spy. The transfer to dvd is crisp and colours sharp though obviously not HD standard. The film has a brisk pace and skips from location to location keeping you interested. This all makes for fabulous sunday afternoon viewing when full of lunch and a couple of glasses of vino. The dvd on offer here is great value at £6 or so when you consider it is on sale on other sites for £20 plus, which is certainly isn't worth.Read full review