A British lady entomologist travels to a Balkan country to look into germ warfare trials using various bugs as carriers.

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Frances Gray
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Bill Casey
Marius Goring ...
Commandant Anton Razinski
Naunton Wayne ...
Mr. Hedgerley
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Mr. Luke - British consul (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
Eugene Deckers ...
Alf - the 'contact'
Olaf Pooley ...
Detective-Interrogator
Gladys Henson ...
Snack Bar Attendant
Paul Hardtmuth ...
Priest
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Owens - Lab Director
George Benson ...
Sandwich Stand Customer
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Joe - the bartender
John Horsley ...
Customs Officer
Patric Doonan ...
Customs Man
Joan Haythorne ...
Judy
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When British Intelligence discovers that an Iron Curtian country is developing insects as weapons they persuade eminent entomologist Frances Gray to get into the country to collect some specimens. On arrival her cover is almost immediately blown and her contact murdered. The future looks grim for her and also perhaps for the world. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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12 October 1951 (USA)  »

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Film debut of John Horsley. See more »

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Bill Casey: [referring to police Commandant Razinski] There's a rumor going around that he had a mother.
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Ahead of its time
17 November 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As my Father, Antony Darnborough produced this film and my uncle Muir Mathieson conducted the music, I might be slightly biased although I still feel that biological warfare was virtually unknown to the general public at the time and therefore this film was useful on many levels.

Perhaps it can in some way highlight the efforts made by the hundreds of brave and talented civilians during the cold war, many of course had little or no idea what they were letting themselves in for and no training in interogation techniques.

Classic line: "A few moths ago some people were shot in the woods - accidentally. Tourists"

James Darnborough


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