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Writers:
Robert Westerby (screenplay)
Hans Habe (novel)
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Release Date:
September 1962 (UK) See more »
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In East Germany, a double agent falls for a beautiful young escapee from Hungary. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Peter van Eyck ... Georg Droste

Marianne Koch ... Nora Gulden
Macdonald Carey ... Mr. Smith

Christopher Lee ... Baron Ferdi von Staub

Billie Whitelaw ... Piroska Maslov
Albert Lieven ... Inspector Huebling
David Knight ... Father Zombary
Marius Goring ... Gen. Greenhahn
Helen Cherry ... Countess Carla Cosimano
Colin Gordon ... Count Dezsepalvy
Niall MacGinnis ... Paul Vass

Eric Pohlmann ... Bloch

Peter Vaughan ... Chief of Hungarian Police
Michael Brennan ... Horvat
Jeremy Bulloch ... Johnny Droste

Walter Gotell ... Dr. Ritter
John Cowley ... Funnel-Shaped Man
Peter Lamb ... Muller
Christopher Casson ... Headmaster
Bart Bastable ... Cattle Truck Driver
Charles Byrne ... Vazlan
Vincent Dowling ... Father Farcosc
Adrian Cronon ... Young Priest
Robert Lepler ... Head Waiter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Peter Cushing ... (scenes deleted)
Jeffrey O'Kelly ... Spy (uncredited)

Directed by
John Paddy Carstairs 
 
Writing credits
Robert Westerby (screenplay)

Hans Habe (novel "Im Namen des Teufels")

John Paddy Carstairs  uncredited

Produced by
Artur Brauner .... executive producer
Emmet Dalton .... producer
 
Original Music by
Philip Green 
 
Cinematography by
Gerald Gibbs 
 
Film Editing by
Tom Simpson 
 
Art Direction by
Tony Inglis 
 
Makeup Department
Gerry Fletcher .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Victor Lyndon .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fred Slark .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Josie MacAvin .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Feliks Sergejak .... scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Dal Emanuel .... sound
Liam Saurin .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeff Seaholme .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tina Swanson .... wardrobe mistress (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Clive Lithgoe .... musician: piano
 
Other crew
Splinters Deason .... continuity
 

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Runtime:
77 min | Germany:88 min (DVD version)
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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
On the Other Side of Hades, 1 November 2012
Author: The_Dying_Flutchman from The El Monte Legion Stadium

This flick is a passable representation of what one can call an "economical espionager". Something like what Sean Connery's wayward son Jason might have made if he beat his dad to the punch. It was co-produced by any number of countries, but mostly friendly ones, after-all, it was the early 1960's. Directed by John Paddy Carstairs of British B movie fame who did films like George Sanders "The Saint in London" which was a rarity for the time because it was shot on location. Its all about a Viennese wine merchant becoming a double agent for the United States. The agent is ably played by German and/or Dutch actor Peter Van Eyck, I've never been able to tell what his true nationality was. He gets suckered into the profession by Russian brutes and in those years they were the biggest and baddest of the bads. The cast is good for the time and offered it some good scenery chewing. Macdonald Carey, Mr. Stone Face as usual, Christopher Lee, minus fangs, Billie Whitelaw, a sweetener for certain and Marius Goring doing a dance with numerous demons. "The Devil's Agent" holds up OK though its past is definitely passed.

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