Cinema: Nazi-Hunting

THE ODESSA FILE Directed by RONALD NEAME Screenplay by KENNETH ROSS and GEORGE MARKSTEIN

A subtitle might be useful for The Odessa File, something like How I Stumbled on a Nazi Plot, Infiltrated a Secret Organization, Hunted Down a Mass Murderer, Saved Israel and Spared My Self-Respect.

The movie is an adaptation of Frederick Forsyth's foolscap bestseller about a German journalist who happens onto The Big Story. An old man, a Jew, kills himself and leaves a diary behind. The diary is a chronicle of concentration-camp horror, especially of the bestiality of a...

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