The Salzburg Connection

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The Salzburg Connection
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Directed by Lee H. Katzin
Produced by Ingo Preminger
Written by Edward Anhalt
Oscar Millard
Based on The Salzburg Connection
1968 novel
by Helen MacInnes
Starring Barry Newman
Anna Karina
Music by Bronislau Kaper
Cinematography Wolfgang Treu
Edited by John Woodcock
Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Release date
  • January 1972 (1972-01)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1.95 million[1]

The Salzburg Connection is a 1972 American DeLuxe Color thriller film directed by Lee H. Katzin, starring Barry Newman and Anna Karina in Panavision.[2] It is based on a novel by Helen MacInnes.


After a chest is brought up from the bottom of an Austrian lake, the diver, Richard Bryant (Patrick Jordan), is found murdered. Bill Mathison (Barry Newman) is an American lawyer on vacation in Austria. He stops by a photography shop to meet with a man who is compiling a book of photographs of Austrian Lakes, as a favor to the publisher, and meets the photographer's wife Anna (Anna Karina). The photographer has disappeared, and this begins a chase to find the missing chest, which contains a list of former members of the Nazi party who could be embarrassingly connected to current US politics.

An American woman, Elissa Lang (Karen Jensen), pretending to be a recent college graduate on a European tour is also after the chest, on behalf of an underground group of remaining Nazis. They all end up fighting for their lives, as well as the possession of the chest along with a group of CIA agents.


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  1. ^ Solomon, Aubrey. Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History (The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series). Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 1989. ISBN 978-0-8108-4244-1. p257
  2. ^ Greenspun, Roger. "NY The Salzburg Connection". Retrieved January 30, 2010. 

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