Trunk to Cairo (1966)

Mike's Take On the Movies

Years before Menahem Golan launched Cannon films specializing in many forms of exploitation cinema he directed this odd entry in the careers of both Audie Murphy and George Sanders. Rather ironically, Golan’s film was picked up for release by AIP which was in itself a company that dealt with exploitation cinema.

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Spy films were all the rage in the sixties and were being produced in large numbers. A few great ones, plenty of good ones and an astounding number of the not so good. While this falls in the latter category, Audie does his best here in a film that at times plays to his action oriented reputation.

Audie plays a supposed lab assistant of sorts on his way to meet up and work with Sanders. Sanders has been hired by Egypt to create a nuclear weapon to use against Israel. Audie is hardly off the plane before two assassination…

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