The Odessa File is an 1974 espionage thriller film, adapted from the novel of the same name by Frederick Forsyth. It stars Jon Voight, Mary Tamm, Maximilian Schell and Maria Schell. The film is about a reporter's investigation of a neo-Nazi political-industrial network in post-Second World War West Germany.


Following the suicide of an elderly Jewish man, investigative journalist Peter Miller (Jon Voight) sets out to hunt down an SS Captain and former concentration camp commander (Maximilian Schell). In doing so he discovers that, despite allegations of war crimes, the former commander has become a man of importance in industry in post-war Germany, protected from prosecution by a powerful organisation of former SS members called Odessa.


  • Jon Voight as Peter Miller
  • Mary Tamm as Sigi
  • Maximilian Schell as Eduard Roschmann
  • Maria Schell as Frau Miller
  • Derek Jacobi as Klaus Wenzer
  • Peter Jeffrey as David Porath
  • Klaus Löwitsch as Gustav Mackensen
  • Kurt Meisel as Alfred Oster
  • Hannes Messemer as General Glücks
  • Garfield Morgan as Israeli General
  • Shmuel Rodensky as Simon Wiesenthal
  • Ernst Schröder as Werner Deilman
  • Günter Strack as Kunik
  • Noel Willman as Franz Bayer