Cinema: Flat Country

AVALANCHE EXPRESS Directed by Mark Robson Screenplay by Abraham Polonsky

The express is a train carrying a defecting Soviet general from Milan to Rotterdam, accompanied by a crew of se cret agents who are supposed to protect him until he spills all his secrets to our side. The avalanche is but one of the many none too subtle attempts by Soviet intelligence to silence him before he gets too chatty. One keeps wondering why he was not simply bundled on a U.S.-bound plane in Italy in order to avoid all this huggermugger. There is talk...

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