Scorpio Poster Daybill Original 1973 Burt Lancaster Blossom Art
Daybill Poster artwork by David Blossom.Scorpio is a 1973 American spy film directed by Michael Winner and starring Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon and Paul Scofield. Despite a script which showed the CIA assassinating people and involved with various nefarious plots, Winner was given permission to shoot in the CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Scenes at Cross's home were actually filmed at then CIA Director Richard Helm's home in NW Washington D.C. Arnold Picker, Chairman of United Artists, was surprised that the CIA would allow such a thing and insisted that Winner show them a copy of the script before shooting began. He did so and approval was granted, making Scorpio the only movie ever shot on location at their Headquarters.