couple of crooks try to turn fiction into fact by copying
the crimes created by Jason King in his Mark Caine books.
But can they overcome the fact that Caine always wins?
King (PETER WYNGARDE) is a conscientious novelist.
He is not content to use imagination alone. Every Mark
Caine adventure is the subject of considerable research
in the cause of accuracy.
fact has not escaped Charles (NIGEL GREEN) and
Edward (MICHAEL BATES). They are very crooked
gentlemen indeed, though in the past crime has not paid
off too well. It now promises to be more profitable,
thanks to the Jason King books. They have hit on the
bright idea of carrying out robberies exactly as Jason
has described them in such infinite detail.
are aware, of course, that Mark Caine wins in the end,
but they take this into account by leaving evidence
which will point to Jason King being the criminal, emulating
in real life the crimes he has written about. It all
seems as easy as A.B.C.
following Jason's details in one of his books, Charles
and Edward bring off a coup in Munich, robbing a diamond
merchant's warehouse. True, things don't go strictly
according to plan, but they overcome these minor mishaps
and they are delighted to see Jason being interviewed
by the police.
by this success, they turn to another book when they
learn that Jason has gone to Vienna. And Vienna is the
setting for a book which has described the theft of
solid platinum medallions. Unfortunately, there is more
than a serious mishap this time. A security guard is
killed, and that wasn't in the book. Nevertheless, the
robbery itself is a success and, once again, Jason is
implicated, this time with a girl-friend Arlene (YUTTE
STENSGAARD), who has been used as the inspiration
for one of the characters in a Mark Caine book.
is abducted by the two crooks, and Jason has no alternative
but to take matters into his own hands, both to protect
himself and find Arlene. Not that he need worry about
Arlene. Jason's heroines know how to get out of difficulties!
But with her escape, Charles and Edward are on the spot.
She knows too much. They face the dreadful situation
of having to try to kill Jason in order to save their
own skins, and the plot to do so also comes from a Mark
Caine adventure, this time in Venice. It includes trying
to trap Jason through a glamorous girl named Mirelle
(AYESHA BROUGH) and a gold robbery.
in the end, of course, Mark Caine always comes out on
top, however many hazards he may face...............