After reading the diary of an elderly Jewish man who committed suicide, freelance journalist Peter Miller begins to investigate the alleged sighting of a former S.S. Captain who commanded a concentration camp during World War II. Miller eventually finds himself involved with the powerful organization of former S.S. members, called "O.D.E.S.S.A.", as well as with the Israeli secret service. Miller probes deeper and eventually discovers a link between the S.S. Captain, "O.D.E.S.S.A.", and his own family.
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was on-set throughout the production, with the script calling for his being on-camera in eighty percent of the scenes. The production notes stated the part was (at least at the time) perhaps Voight's "most grueling role". Welcome respite on the set included regular visits from his wife Marcheline Bertrand
and their infant son, Jamie, who was the "pet" of the cast and crew. See more
The Mercedes 600 used by Eduard Roschmann was in fact revealed in 1963 but started production in 1965. See more
[Peter Miller's first lines; he pulls to the curb after hearing about the assassination of John F. Kennedy on the radio
Events that can change history sometimes hang on tiny chances. If I hadn't pulled to the curb, I wouldn't have caught the traffic light, nor seen the ambulance, never have heard of Salomon Tauber or Eduard Roschmann. Nor got involved with the agents of Israel, or with the sinister and deadly men behind the Odessa. That night I was just a reporter with a nose for a possible ...
West German TV version was edited to remove the text at the beginning (which provides background information) and flashback scenes of Roschmann's atrocities in the KZ. See more
Referenced in The Passions of Carol
Schwarzbraun ist die Haselnuss
("Black Brown is the hazelnut") (uncredited)
[Sung at the soldiers' reunion] See more