About the film
Release Date: December 25, 1956
|Genres||:||Crime, Drama, Thriller|
|Production Companies||:||The Rank Organization|
|Producers||:||Betty E. Box, Earl St. John|
Stanley Baker's O'Donovan is sent to steal the plans of a rival company's racing car designs, to ensure his employers win the competition. However, when opening a safe containing the plans, he triggers an alarm leading to a gun battle where he kills a number of people. James Robertson Justice, alarmed by the scandal surrounding the killings, orders his agent be killed surreptitiously to hide his involvement with the plot. The film uses original footage from the Mille Miglia , an Italian open-road endurance race, featuring classic period racing cars.