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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.

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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 ...
Small boy
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German colonel
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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

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Drama | Romance | War

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

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Music by Kenneth Alford
Arranged by Al Sherman
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An early entry in the downbeat spy genre.....
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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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