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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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Befehl zum töten  »

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A memorable film about wartime morality.
5 December 2000 | by (wisconsin) – See all my reviews

This is a quietly gripping movie about a man ordered to kill a traitor in wartime France. The protagonist bonds with his quarry and his family and agonizes over following his orders to kill. To find out whether he kills the man and whether he is guilty or innocent you'll need to see this.


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