Eva Marie Saint
We continue our survey of the Greatest Movies of the 1960s.
For the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1950s, click here.
For the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1940s, click here.
For the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1930s click here.
For the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1920s click here.
From the 1960s I have already written about: Psycho, Spartacus, Lawrence of Arabia, The Manchurian Candidate, Ride the High Country, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Birds, Bye Bye Birdie, Knife in the Water, Zulu
11. 36 Hours, 1965
Caution, spoilers ahead!
This World War II thriller might be the most obscure movie in this series. In fact, when I mentioned 36 Hours to a few of my movie nerd friends they were totally baffled.
James Garner, one of the the most underrated male actors in Hollywood, plays U.S. Army Major Jeff Pike. After attending General Eisenhower’s final briefing on the Normandy invasion, Pike is sent to Lisbon on June 1, 1944, to contact a spy in order to confirm that the Nazis still expect the allied invasion to take place at the Pas de Calais.
In Lisbon, Major Pike is double-crossed, abducted, and whisked away to Germany.