It is 1939 and Sir Robert Thorndyke (O'Toole), a British noble, has taken it upon himself to kill Adolf Hitler after his lover has been executed by the Nazis. His plan is to do this while the leader is at a rural estate with his cronies. Thorndyke is thwarted and ultimately tortured.
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The Nazis protecting Hitler learn that Thorndyke has not been sent by the British government, but want to kill him anyway. They decide to stage a hunting accident. Thorndyke outwits the trio determined to kill him and, with the aid of a German fisherman and a couple of seamen, makes his return to England.
No sooner does he return, than Thorndyke discovers the Nazis have trailed him and are continuing to follow him. His uncle (Sim), although influential in government, is powerless to help. An attorney friend (Pinter) provides funds and advice before Thorndyke goes into hiding. They discover two men outside the offices, ready to follow Thorndyke. They do. In trying to elude the Nazis in the underground, Thorndyke pushes one of the men to his death by electrocution and subway train. Now wanted by British officials as well, Thorndyke heads for the country with a British-educated Nazi (Standing) on his heels.
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