THE INSPECTOR (1962)
THE INSPECTOR lobby card artwork under the US title LISA
STEPHEN BOYD.....Peter Jongman
DOLORES HART.....Lisa Held
HUGH GRIFFITH.....Van der Pink
DONALD PLEASENCE.....Sgt. Wolters
Directed by PHILIP DUNNE
Written by NELSON GIDDING
Produced by MARK ROBSON
REVIEW BY THE MOTION PICTURE GUIDE
Hart is an Auschwitz survivor who desperately wants to emigrate to Palestine. She meets Goring, whom she thinks will help her. He is actually a dealer in white slaves and plans to ship her to South America where some of his ex-Nazi friends have set up a market. Boyd is a Dutch police officer, wracked with guilt over his girlfriend’s death in Auschwitz. He accidentally kills Goring and decides to atone for his past by helping Hart in her quest. He gets them passage on a ship, where a medical examination proves Hart unable to produce children as a result of Nazi experiments on her. Word reaches them that Boyd is wanted
for questioning in Goring’s death. Since Hart’s immigration is illegal, he strikes a deal: allow her into Palestine and he will turn himself in. At times this is a fascinating film, with
fine performances by the two leads. However, there is a tendency to play some things in a somber, heavy-handed manner that makes them seem more psychologically revealing than they truly are. Some nice location work in Holland, London, Tangiers, and Israel.
From the MOTION PICTURE GUIDE ANNUAL
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