Mackintosh Man, The (Warner 1973, Paul Newman, James Mason)

The Mackintosh Man Paul Newman

The Mackintosh Man is an international spy thriller set in England and Ireland directed by John Huston (and penned by future director Walter Hill) with Paul Newman as an unlikely Australian assassin hired by British intelligence to expose reactionary politician James Mason.

Dominique Sanda is the romantic interest added for the international film market. Yet what should have been a North By Northwest—style thriller seldom engages and even Huston admitted this was one of his least favorite films. Based on Desmond Bagley’s novel The Freedom Trap.

Cast: Paul Newman, James Mason, Nigel Patrick, Dominique Sanda, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen, Michael Hordern, Peter Vaughan

Director: John Huston
Producer: John Foreman
Original Story: Desmond Bagley
Director of Photography: Oswald Morris
Editor: Russell Lloyd
Composer: Maurice Jarre
Screenwriter: Walter Hill
Production Designers: Terence Marsh, Alan Tomkins

USA / Warner Bros. / 100 minutes / 1973

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