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Orders to Kill (1958)

 |  Drama, War  |  25 July 1958 (Finland)
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American agent faces an engrossing moral dilemma when he is parachuted into France to eliminate a suspected traitor in the French Resistance.

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Major MacMahon
Paul Massie ...
Gene Summers
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Mrs. Summers
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Naval Commander
Irene Worth ...
Leonie
Leslie French ...
Marcel Lafitte
John Crawford ...
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Sandra Dorne ...
Blonde with german officer
Nicholas Phipps ...
Lecturer Lieutenant
Anne Blake ...
Mme. Lafitte
Miki Iveria ...
Louise
Lillie Bea Gifford ...
Mauricette
Launce Maraschal ...
Gen. Nolan
Robert Henderson ...
Col. Snyder
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American agent faces an engrossing moral dilemma when he is parachuted into France to eliminate a suspected traitor in the French Resistance.

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A realistic espionage film about a wartime assassin's dilemma
19 October 2003 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews



I saw this move perhaps 40 years ago, during the height of my interest in espionage and spy tradecraft. I remember being mesmerized by the gritty reality of this movie and the fine portrayal of the agent/assassin as played by Eddie Albert. It remains what is perhaps one of his most serious roles, and the film reveals a side of his talent rarely revealed in his other movies. Every detail of the film, from mission preparation through to the conclusion, was exceptionally well done. I would love to find a copy of this somewhere; it remains a personal favorite.


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