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This routine espionage drama is based on a novel by Graham Greene about a low-level British informant who is caught in a trap. Castle (Nicol Williamson) has a desk job in British intelligence. Around him are heavyweights like Col. Daintry (Richard Attenborough), Sir John Hargreaves (Richard Vernon), and Percival (Robert Morley) who will cold-bloodedly stop at nothing to do their jobs as they see fit. And Castle certainly is a nobody compared to them. One day when a friend of his in Africa needs some help, Castle is conned into supplying the Eastern block countries with info on demand. No one suspects him because of his low position, but when his office partner is hauled off, Castle begins to rethink his situation. This was director Otto Preminger's last film. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi


Richard Attenborough
as Col. John Daintry
Joop Doderer
as Cornelius Muller
John Gielgud
as Brigadier Tomlinson
Derek Jacobi
as Arthur Davis
Robert Morley
as Doctor Percival
Nicol Williamson
as Maurice Castle
Richard Vernon
as Sir John Hargreaves
as Sarah
Angela Thorne
as Mary Hargreaves
Cyd Hayman
as Cunthia
Fiona Fullerton
as Elizabeth
Denys Hawthorne
as Inspector Butler
Sean Caffrey
as Policeman
Clifford Earl
as Ferguson
Ken Jones
as Messenger
Tom Chatto
as General Phipps
Leon Greene
as Tall Man
Keith Marsh
as Porter
Anthony Woodruff
as Dr. Barker
Anthony Haygarth
as Buffy
Boris Isarov
as Agent
Robert Dorning
as Jameson
Adrienne Corri
as Sylvia
Martin Benson
as Borls
Glenna Forster-Jones
Edward Dentith
as Edward
Brian Epsom
Tony Vogel
as Matthew Connolly
Paul Seed
as Shop Assistant
Sylvia Coleridge
as Mrs. Halliday
Marianne Stone
as Matron


Otto Preminger
Otto Preminger
Tom Stoppard
Graham Greene
Book Author
Michael Molloy
Gary Logan
Composer (Music Score)
Richard Trevor
Hope Bryce
Costume Designer
Kip Gowans
First Assistant Director

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