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Orders to Kill (1958)

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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Won 3 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Major MacMahon
Paul Massie ...
Gene Summers
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Mrs. Summers
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Naval Commander
Leslie French ...
Marcel Lafitte
Irene Worth ...
Léonie
John Crawford ...
Maj. Kimball
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Interrogator
Nicholas Phipps ...
Lecturer Lieutenant
Sandra Dorne ...
Blonde with German officer
Jacques B. Brunius ...
Cmndt. Morand (as Jacques Brunius)
Robert Henderson ...
Col. Snyder
Miki Iveria ...
Louise
Lillie Bea Gifford ...
Mauricette (as Lillabea Gifford)
Anne Blake ...
Mme. Lafitte
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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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4 July 1958 (Ireland)  »

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Befehl zum töten  »

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A powerful movie with tremendous moral dilemmas & lessons to be contemplated
11 November 2003 | by (Wauwatosa, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

This World War II movie has a realistic well written script, good acting and presents the viewer with a powerful moral dilemma to contemplate about war. Do you follow orders regardless of what your own observations suggest you do? I saw this movie 40 years ago and have never forgotten it. The tragedy is that it apparently did not have big promotional dollars behind it so has never reappeared. Nine stars out of ten.


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