Popular TV actor Selleck's follow-up to his disappointing HIGH ROAD TO CHINA was a wholehearted attempt at evoking the suave and charming rogues of Hollywood's heyday. Unfortunately, although Selleck tries hard and does reasonably well, the script doesn't provide much in the way of
rapport between characters. Lassiter (Selleck) is an American jewel thief in London in 1934, forced by the British and American governments into a dangerous mission to steal $10 million worth of diamonds about to be shipped from the German embassy to support the mounting Nazi war movement. Rather
than go to prison, Lassiter agrees to the plan, with bulldoglike British cop Hoskins watchin...