Ensemble murder mystery directed by John Huston. Soon after he asks his good friend, British colonel Anthony Gethryn (George C. Scott), to find the eleven men named on a list, Adrian Messenger (John Merivale) is killed when the plane on which he is travelling is blown up. Digging into the mystery, Gethryn soon discovers that all the men were held captive in a Burmese POW camp during WWII, and are being killed one by one. As the killer works his way through the list, helped by being a 'master of a thousand disguises', Gethryn has a race against time on his hands to find the killer. As an added bonus, a number of the smaller parts were played by Hollywood stars in disguise, including Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, Robert Mitchum and Frank Sinatra.