The Smugglers (1968)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Filmed on location in Austria and Italy, the made-for-TV The Smugglers stars Shirley Booth as an American tourist and Carol Lynley as her stepdaughter/travelling companion. Attempting to sneak a few souvenirs past customs, the ladies inadvertently become the couriers for an international smuggling ring. Booth and Lynley unknowingly face death at every turn as the desperate smugglers chase them up and down the Tyrol. With gratuitous violence and murders galore, The Smugglers was a curiously chosen offering for NBC's Christmas Eve 1968 premiere slot. Perhaps the network was embarrassed by the project and sincerely hoped it would be pre-empted by coverage of the Apollo 8 space mission.

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agent [representative], border [geographic], city, conflict, custom [habit or practice], employment, escape, friendship, inseparable, love-triangle, naivete, officer, pursuit, smuggling, tension, weapons, woman