A lengthy but entertaining picture based on a popular Irving Wallace novel and set against the backdrop of the Nobel Prize ceremony in Sweden. Newman is an alcoholic author who accepts the award only for financial reasons, resenting the publicity that it brings. During a speech he
offhandedly makes up a plot for a detective novel which centers on the kidnaping of one of the prize recipients. As it so happens, the Russians have already set such a plot into motion. They have kidnaped physicist Robinson, who is traveling with his niece Baker, and replaced him with his twin
brother, Baker's father, whom she has long believed to be dead. Newman becomes suspicious and be...