6.8/10
160
10 user 2 critic

Circle of Deception (1960)

A Circle of Deception (original title)
Approved | | Drama, Romance, War | November 1960 (UK)
Unbeknownst to him, a soldier is sent on a doomed mission because of the high likelihood of him divulging secrets if captured and tortured.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The film, based on Othello, is neatly positioned as a vehicle to showcase some of the best jazz musicians of the period - including Dave Brubeck and Charles Mingus.

Director: Basil Dearden
Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Keith Michell, Betsy Blair
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An expose of the lives and loves of Madison Avenue working girls and their higher ups.

Director: Jean Negulesco
Stars: Hope Lange, Stephen Boyd, Suzy Parker
Lisa (1962)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

At the end of WW2, a compassionate Dutch policeman helps smuggle a Jewish woman into British Palestine.

Director: Philip Dunne
Stars: Stephen Boyd, Dolores Hart, Leo McKern
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

At her father's funeral, Ann Chapin thinks back over the last five years of his life, years of apparent political and personal failure dominated by a selfish and dissatisfied wife and eased... See full summary »

Director: Philip Dunne
Stars: Gary Cooper, Diane Varsi, Suzy Parker
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The day before a man is to be executed, his alcoholic father shows up to try to prove his innocence.

Director: Joseph Losey
Stars: Michael Redgrave, Ann Todd, Leo McKern
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Capt. Paul Raine
...
Lucy Bowen
...
Capt. Thomas Rawson
...
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 ...
Small boy
...
German colonel
Edit

Storyline

In 1944, prior to the Allied landings in Normandy, British Intelligence is anxious to mislead the Germans regarding the actual landing sites. The logical place for landings is Pas-De-Calais, France, where the distance between UK and France is shortest. The Germans know it and expect the Allies to land there. However, the Allies plan to land in Normandy but they continue in misleading the Germans about landings in Pas De Calais. British Navy Captain Thomas Rawson, in charge of an intelligence unit, plans to mislead the Germans by dropping a British officer in their lap. That officer would be misled himself to believe that Pas-De-Calais is the correct area. Then, he would be sent there, to coordinate French resistance. In reality, he would be sacrificed to the Gestapo.The ideal patsy should resist interrogation under torture, if captured, but should eventually crack and reveal what he knows. Of course, he would reveal what he was told by British Intelligence, which is plain ... Written by nufs68

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

One of the strangest spy stories ever revealed ! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

November 1960 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Circle of Deception  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Soundtracks

Standard of St. George
(uncredited)
Music by Kenneth Alford
Arranged by Al Sherman
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
psychological warfare
17 December 2014 | by (Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico) – See all my reviews

The British military brass led by Harry Andrews choose one of their own junior officers played by Bradford Dillman to go on a mission into Nazi-occupied France based on a psychological profile that he will crack under torture and reveal the false information they wish to have the Germans believe about the imminent D-Day invasion. Dillman is chosen for the mission on the recommendation of Suzy Parker, who plays Andrews administrative assistant. As a psychological drama Circle of Deception works fairly well. Parker is especially good at playing both ends, working to implement Andrews plan but also falling for Dillman. Dillman is good once he gets captured by the Germans, who torture him convincingly. After he breaks, Dillman's character has to live with himself, still believing that he let down the war effort by divulging true information.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?