Foreign Exchange
Written byJimmy Sangster
Directed byRoy Ward Baker
StarringRobert Horton
Jill St. John
Sebastian Cabot
Music byJohnny Pearson
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
ProducersJimmy Sangster
Harold D. Cohen (executive)
CinematographyArthur Grant
EditorSpencer Reeve
Running time75 minutes
Production companiesAmerican Broadcasting Company
Halsan Productions
Original release
Release13 January 1970 (1970-01-13)

Foreign Exchange is a 1970 American action thriller drama spy television film originally aired on ABC and directed by Roy Ward Baker.[1] Its teleplay, written by Jimmy Sangster, was based on his own 1968 novel of the same name.[2] The film starred Robert Horton, Jill St. John, and Sebastian Cabot.[3] It is a sequel to the television film The Spy Killer, which was released the previous year.[4]


When a Russian agent is arrested in London, former spy turned private eye John Smith (Robert Horton) is contacted by British Intelligence boss Max (Sebastian Cabot) and asked to participate in a secret operation behind the Iron Curtain. When Smith refuses, his American girlfriend Mary (Jill St. John) is threatened with immediate deportation. Smith reluctantly complies, only to find himself back in the world of espionage in an exchange plot designed to undermine the Russian Secret Service.



  1. ^ "Foreign Exchange (1970)". BFI. Archived from the original on 10 July 2018. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  2. ^ "The Spy Killer and Foreign Exchange by Jimmy Sangster". NB. 18 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Foreign Exchange (1969) - Roy Ward Baker | Cast and Crew | AllMovie" – via
  4. ^ "The Spy Killer (1969)". BFI. Archived from the original on 9 January 2021.