Mark of the Phoenix (1958)

Genres - Crime, Mystery, Thriller  |   Run Time - 64 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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This thriller centers on the possession of a valuable new metal that is able to withstand nuclear radiation. It had been invented by a Belgian metallurgist, but he was murdered by an international ring of thieves who make some of the valuable alloy into a cigarette case that is placed on an unknowing jewel thief in hopes that he will inadvertently sneak it into East Germany. Unfortunately, he decides to sell the case back to the ring leader and is almost killed. Fortunately, he escapes and gets the case to the proper authorities.

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killing, espionage, inventor, secret-plan, gangster