48 Hours to Live (1960)

Genres - Spy Film, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Action Thriller  |   Run Time - 86 min.  |   Countries - Sweden, UK, USA  |  
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This average spy film stars Anthony Steel as Mike Gibson, a reporter who finds the safety of the free world on his shoulders when he must rescue a kidnapped nuclear scientist. The scientist has been taken prisoner by an international espionage ring which wants to use his knowledge to hold the world hostage to their terrorist demands. Peter Bourne's direction is adequate, although the film offers little out of the ordinary to make it worth hunting down. Bourne and Ingemar Johansson appear in cameos.

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espionage, hostage, kidnapping, nuclear-conspiracy, ransom, reporter, rescue, scientist, terrorism, tribe