Danger Route

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Danger Route
Original film poster
Directed by Seth Holt
Produced by Max Rosenberg
Milton Subotsky
Ted Wallis
Written by Meade Roberts
Robert Banks Stewart(screenplay)
Andrew York (novel)
Starring Richard Johnson
Carol Lynley
Barbara Bouchet
Sylvia Syms
Gordon Jackson
Music by John Mayer
Lionel Bart (title song)
Cinematography Harry Waxman
Edited by Oswald Hafenrichter
Distributed by United Artists
Release date
  • October¬†1967¬†(1967-10)
Running time
91 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Danger Route is a 1967 British spy film directed by Seth Holt for Amicus Productions and starring Richard Johnson as Jonas Wilde, Carol Lynley and Barbara Bouchet.[1] It was based on Andrew York's 1966 novel The Eliminator[2] that was the working title of the film.[3] The film was released in the United States as a double feature with Attack on the Iron Coast.[4]


A leading British secret agent/assassin returns home to the Channel Islands from a mission in the Caribbean fearing his nerve has gone, and attempts to resign. He is persuaded by his superiors to undergo a final mission and assassinate a defector but the job turns out to be much more complex than he had been led to believe.



The film was an attempt to cash in on the popularity of James Bond movies. Milton Subotsky called the movie doomed, saying the director Seth Holt was ill during filming, the script never worked and the cameraman was replaced in the middle of the shoot. Box office response was poor.[5]


  1. ^ http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/30649
  2. ^ http://www.crimetime.co.uk/community/mag.php/showarticle/1790
  3. ^ http://www.tcmuk.tv/movie_database_results.php?action=title&id=72184
  4. ^ https://movies.nytimes.com/movie/review?res=9B01E6DC1F39E134BC4E53DFB0668383679EDE
  5. ^ Ed. Allan Bryce, Amicus: The Studio That Dripped Blood, Stray Cat Publishing, 2000 p 47-48

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