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    I'm trying to re-call a film I saw back in the 1980s (probably Halliwell-era Channel 4). It was about a doctor who was lure to a European country ruled by a dictator who needed the special skills of the doctor. I "think" I've narrowed it down to State Secret, by Sidney Gilliat, with Douglas Fairbanks Jnr, Glynis Johns, Jack Hawkins and Herbert Lom. The clincher for me would be if it featured a car chase with an absolutely gorgeous car; a 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sport with a body by Touring http://worldcarslist.com/images/alfa...r-sport-01.jpg
    I've already tried a couple of films and found that my memory had played tricks on me - Above Suspicion (Fred MacMurray) and Crisis (Cary Grant!).

    Nick

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    Senior Member Country: Scotland Gerald Lovell's Avatar
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    Nick, the only substantial car chase in State Secret features this little number with Jack Hawkins (or rather his stunt double) at the wheel:


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    Thanks Gerald, very useful.

    Right kind of era for the Alfa as it's certainly pre- or immediately post-war. Narrowing down the type is much more difficult, as Alfa only made chassis in those days. It wasn't until the 6C 2500 Freccia d'Oro that they made off-the-peg cars.

    Now, where can I find a copy of this film as it doesn't seem to be on DVD?

    Nick

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    I think only grey market copies may be available, Nick.

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    Patience, then.

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    You might also want to check out Crisis (1950), very similar plot.

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