The Odessa File

Synopsis: After reading the diary of an elderly Jewish man who committed suicide, freelance journalist Peter Miller begins to investigate the alleged sighting of a former SS-Captain who commanded a concentration camp during World War II. Miller eventually finds himself involved with the powerful organization of former SS members, called ODESSA, as well as with the Israeli secret service. Miller probes deeper and eventually discovers a link between the SS-Captain, ODESSA, and his own family.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Ronald Neame
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
130 min

Hannah, would you mind?

What I am going to tell you is,

of course, top secret.

The Egyptians have rockets

based at Helwan.

The targets are Acre, Haifa, Tel Aviv-Jaffa.

That would be the first strike.

The second strike would straddle

the whole country.

The rockets will have special warheads.

They will contain bubonic plague

and strontium 90.

If it succeeds, it will be the end of Israel.

All they are waiting for is completion

of a teleguidance system...

...without which

they can't target the rockets.

I have received this.

Scientists are working

on the teleguidance system...

...somewhere in Germany,

under the cover of a legitimate factory.

They're blameless because they don't know

they are working for the Odessa.

They have nearly completed the job.

David, we must find that factory, quick.

I'll fly back tonight.

This is the West German

Broadcasting Network.

We are interrupting our programme

to take you direct to the United States...

...for a further report

on the condition of the President.

This is Washington.

We have just received confirmation

that President Kennedy is dead.

President John F. Kennedy

died at the Parkland Hospital...

...following a shooting

at Dallas earlier today.

Mrs. Kennedy was at her husband's side...

...while surgeons administered

an emergency blood transfusion.

But it was not possible

to save the President's life.

We will be...

Events that can change history

sometimes hang on tiny chances.

If I hadn't pulled to the curb

I wouldn't have caught the traffic light...

...nor seen the ambulance...

...never have heard of Salomon Tauber

or Eduard Roschmann.

Nor got involved with the agents of Israel...

...or with the sinister and deadly men

behind the Odessa.

That night I was just a reporter

with a nose for a possible story.


Sorry, you can't go in there.

- What's going on?

- Ask at the police station.

- Hello!

- Put it away. It's nothing.

What happened?

Suicide. An old man gassed himself.

It's not worth two lines.

Did you hear about Kennedy?


Just a second.

All right.

- What have you got there?

- Some of the old man's rubbish.

- Put it on my desk.

- Right.

People are dying

all over the world tonight...

...but all anyone will want to read about

tomorrow is Kennedy.

I'd better be going, Peter.

Keep out of trouble.

On board the plane taking

John Kennedy's body to Washington...

...the new President was sworn in.

In a voice shaking with emotion...

...a woman judge from Dallas

gave him the official oath to speak.

Mrs. Kennedy still wore

the bloodstained dress... which she had held

her dying husband in her arms.

That's so terrible.

You know what you could get

for the photograph...

...of the man firing those shots?

With syndication rights,

maybe two million marks.

What a thing to say at this moment.

You're a very scary person.

What did I say?

You don't know what you said?

You're a parasite!

You live off other people's troubles.

It's the old job conversation once again.

Is that what it is?

- Come on, Sigi.

- I'm tired. I've been working all night.

And what is it, your work?

Dancing around half-naked

in front of a lot of old men!

I earn more in a week

than you do in a month!

Anyway, they're not old.

Some of them

are much more attractive than you are.

I am sincerely happy for you.

I'm not sure anyone would pay you

to dance around half-naked.

You should have taken

that regular job at the Komet...

...then maybe I wouldn't have to work

at the club.

You want to turn me into a cabbage?

You are a cabbage.

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