"Poor quality photography, but we can't always choose the best camera positions."
- Madame Sin (BETTE DAVIS) to Tony Lawrence (ROBERT WAGNER) describing footage of the torture of Tony's fiancée
Madame Sin is a space-age Mata Hari who uses an ex-CIA agent as a pawn to obtain control of a nuclear submarine. Davis plays the evil female genius.
Bette Davis plays an incomparably vicious villainess in her first television film role. As part of her quest for world domination, the evil Madame Sin coerces ex-CIA agent Tony Lawrence into helping her hijack a secret nuclear weapon, the invincible Polaris submarine.
This was Bette Davis' first made-for-television film; it was also a pilot for a series.
Broadcast on the ABC Network on 1/15/1972. An ITC and Cecil Film Ltd production.
Additional cast: Pik-sen Lim (Nikko), David Healy (Braden), Arnold Diamond (Lengett), Paul Young (Naval D), Jack Weir (Chief Petty Officer), Gerard Norman (Lieutenant Brady), Stuart Hoyle (Naval Officer), Stuart McGugan (Sailor), Ian Agnew (Boat Owner), Gabriella Ligudi (Nun), Vanessa Kempeter (Nun), John Slavid (Revolutionary), Barry Moreland (Musician).
Additional credits: Barry Oringer (teleplay), Lou Markeim (creator).