When Eight Bells Toll (1971)

Director
Etienne Périer

Main cast
Anthony Hopkins; Robert Morley; Nathalie Delon; Jack Hawkins; Corin Redgrave

Genres
Action, Thriller

Description
In a vein similar to Bond movies, a British agent Philip Calvert is on a mission to determine the whereabouts of a ship that disappeared near the coast of Scotland.


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