This 1969 feature was Sir Roger Moore's first film after finishing his long running role as Simon Templar on the television series `The Saint'. Crossplot, has many `Saintly' influences as producer Robert S. Baker, director Alvin Rakoff, and writers Leigh Vance and John Kruse, were all involved in the series. Filmed at Elstree Studios, with Moore as a co-producer, the film very much has the look and flavor of a Saint adventure, only without Simon Templar.
Roger Moore is Gary Fenn, a good natured and fun loving London advertising executive. Due to some deception, Fenn is bent on locating a missing Hungarian model, one Marla Kugash (Claudie Lange), for an advertising campaign. Without knowing it, the lovely Miss Kugash is a key figure in a criminal conspiracy, and there are those who would like very much to find her, and keep her from revealing what she may know.
The story has twists and turns that lead to unexpected places, and though the journey may not always make sense, it's fun to follow along with Fenn and Kugash. The action highlight features a helicopter chasing a vintage roadster across the countryside, with predictable results. Claudie Lange's comic ability, charm, and chemistry with her leading man, make the film worth watching. Marla's Aunt, a television director, is played by Martha Hyer. Bernard Lee, `M' in the James Bond films, appears with Sir Roger, the future Bond to be, for the first time.
Not a great film by any means, but worth a look if you like Roger Moore, or British light adventure comedies. The double-sided disc contains both letterbox and fullscreen versions. Crossplot is subtitled, scored by composer Stanley Black, and the title credits song `I'll Find My Love' is sung by John Rowles.