Danger Route

Danger Route is a 1967 British spy film directed by Seth Holt for Amicus Productions and starring Richard Johnson as Jonas Wilde, Carol Lynley and Barbara Bouchet.[1] It was based on Andrew York's 1966 novel The Eliminator[2] that was the working title of the film.[3] The film was released in the United States as a double feature with Attack on the Iron Coast.[4]

Danger Route
Original film poster
Directed bySeth Holt
Produced byMax Rosenberg
Milton Subotsky
Ted Wallis
Written byMeade Roberts
Robert Banks Stewart(screenplay)
Andrew York (novel)
Starring Richard Johnson
Carol Lynley
Barbara Bouchet
Sylvia Syms
Gordon Jackson
Music byJohn Mayer
Lionel Bart (title song)
CinematographyHarry Waxman
Edited byOswald Hafenrichter
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • October 1967 (1967-10)
Running time
91 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


A leading British secret agent/assassin returns home to the Channel Islands from a mission in the Caribbean fearing his nerve has gone, and attempts to resign. He is persuaded by his superiors to undergo a final mission and assassinate a defector but the job turns out to be much more complex than he had been led to believe.



The film was an attempt to cash in on the popularity of James Bond movies. Milton Subotsky called the movie doomed, saying the director Seth Holt was ill during filming, the script never worked and the cameraman was replaced in the middle of the shoot. Box office response was poor.[5]

It was shot at Shepperton Studios with sets designed by the art director Don Mingaye.


  1. http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/30649
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 19 April 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. http://www.tcmuk.tv/movie_database_results.php?action=title&id=72184
  4. https://movies.nytimes.com/movie/review?res=9B01E6DC1F39E134BC4E53DFB0668383679EDE
  5. Ed. Allan Bryce, Amicus: The Studio That Dripped Blood, Stray Cat Publishing, 2000 p 47-48
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