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A Circle of Deception (1960)

 -  Drama | War  -  November 1960 (UK)
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Unbeknownst to him, a soldier is sent on a doomed mission because of the high likelihood of him divulging secrets if captured and tortured.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Capt. Paul Raine
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Lucy Bowen
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Capt. Thomas Rawson
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Capt. Stein
Paul Rogers ...
Maj. William Spence
John Welsh ...
Maj. Taylor
Ronald Allen ...
Jim Abelson
A.J. Brown ...
Frank Bowen
Martin Boddey ...
Henry Crow
Charles Lloyd Pack ...
Ayres
Jacques Cey ...
Cure
John Dearth ...
Capt. Ormrod
Norman Coburn ...
Carter
Hennie Scott ...
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German colonel
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Unbeknownst to him, a soldier is sent on a doomed mission because of the high likelihood of him divulging secrets if captured and tortured.

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20 sekunder från döden  »

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Leads Bradford Dillman and Suzy Parker first met on this shoot and later married. See more »

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On the Quarter Deck
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Music by Kenneth Alford
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An early entry in the downbeat spy genre.....
5 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

I looked out for this movie way back then because it starred Bradford Dillman who had made such a big impression as the charismatically cheerful but murderous Artie Strauss in "Compulsion"."Circle of Deception" proved something of a letdown because Dillman, as a man taken to drink through self-hatred was hardly sympathetic and his costar, the ex-model Suzy Parker was no less unemotive than she had been before. As it happened I think this was Dillmans last gasp at starring roles, but he became an extremely busy TV and film supporting player for many years thereafter. The film itself predated the downbeat spy genre in which our spymasters were portrayed for once as being as devious and viscious as their spymasters, but it was barely noticed, and it was later that "the Ipcress File" got the genre going. What "Circle of Deception" did have going for it for me was the shock revelation that, well, Dillman had been disgracefully set up. I remember it for that,if nothing else.


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