Barry Kohler, a young Nazi hunter, tracks down a group of SS officers meeting in Paraguay in the late 1970s. The Nazis, led by Dr Mengele, are planning something. Old Nazi hunter, Ezra Lieberman, is at first uninterested in Kohler’s findings. But when he is told something of their plan, he is eager to find out more. Lieberman visits several homes around Europe in order to uncover the Nazi plot. It is at one of these houses he notices something strange, which turns out to be a horrible discovery. –IMDb
Born in Japan to American Protestant missionaries, director Franklin J. Schaffner first set foot on American soil at age five. After spending his childhood in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Schaffner studied pre-law at Franklin and Marshall College, then moved on to Columbia University’s law school. After World War II navy service, Schaffner decided to abandon law; virtually by a fluke, he received an assistant director’s job with the March of Time, a filmed news service. From there Schaffner went to CBS’ news, sports and public affairs department. Producer Worthington Miner took note of some of the documentaries Schaffner had assembled at CBS, and put the young director in charge of the fledgling TV network’s dramatic department. Among Schaffner’s TV directorial credits were such top-level anthologies as Studio One, Playhouse 90 and DuPont Show of the Month. Hollywood producer Jerry Wald was impressed by Schaffner’s TV output and hired the director to helm the 1963 film… read more
There is a lot of over acting going on in this movie and its mainly by Gregory Peck as Joseph Mengele, the movie itself is kind of a black comedy so I can see why but sometimes it was kinda bad. Laurence Olivier was great as Ezra Lieberman, a Nazi hunter looking for Mengele, he had all the best lines and was fun to watch. The first half was boring but the second half came along and really turned things up a notch.