A Man Called Dagger

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

A Man Called Dagger (1968, USA) is a Spy film directed by Richard Rush.


Main Details

  • Released in 1968
  • Color
  • Running time: 86 min.
  • Production Co: Global Screen Associates
  • Distribution Co: MGM
  • Directed by Richard Rush
  • Produced by Lewis M. Horwitz
  • Screenplay by Leighton J. Peatman, Robert S. Weekley
  • Music by Steve Allen, Ronald Stein (arranger)
  • Cinematography by László Kovács


Filmed in 1966 by Lew Horwitz's Global Screen Associates (GSA) under the title Why Spy? The film was originally intended to have been released by Mike Ripps' Cinema Distributors of America (CDA) in September 1966. The story concerns secret agents Dick Dagger and Harper Davis who are on the trail of former SS Colonel Rudolph Koffman, who is using a meat-packing plant as his secret lair. The wheelchair-bound Koffman's mistress, Ingrid, runs a beauty spa. A massage therapist there, Joy, reveals to Dagger that another employee, Erica, is being held captive in Koffman's secret lair. Erica has been brainwashed and tries to kill Dagger, but does not succeed. After the madman also kidnaps Harper, it is up to Dagger to stage a daring rescue operation. He is captured and tortured, but escapes thanks to a laser beam in his wristwatch. Koffman tries to kill him with a meat cleaver, but Dagger foils the villain and gets the women. (Wikipedia)

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