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This story of love and espionage focuses on political turmoil as a small nation struggles to free itself from colonial rule, and one man tries to serve both justice and his own heart. In the late 1950s, the island of Cyprus is under the political control of Great Britain, but groups of Cypriot activists are fighting for the country's independence. Maj. McGuire (Dirk Bogarde) is an English military leader who is on the trail of Haghios (George Chakiris), a terrorist leader who guides the struggle for freedom in Cyprus. Juno Kozani (Susan Strasberg) is an American student of archeology who visits friends on the island, only to discover that they're helping to hide Haghios from the police and the British military. McGuire is convinced that Kozani knows Haghios' whereabouts, but while she has told McGuire nothing, Haghios is convinced that Kozani has turned him in and threatens to kill her. Desperate, Kozani seeks protection from McGuire, who allows her to hide out in his apartment. Put into close contact, McGuire and Kozani fall in love, but when his superiors find out that he's been keeping her in hiding, McGuire is transferred to Greece. Kozani follows him there, only to discover that a mysterious man has been following them. The High Bright Sun has also been released under the titles McGuire Go Home! and A Date with Death. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


Dirk Bogarde
as Maj. McGuire
George Chakiris
as Haghios
Susan Strasberg
as Juno Kozani
Denholm Elliott
as Baker
Gregoire Aslan
as Gen. Skyros
Colin Campbell
as Emile Andros
Joseph Furst
as Dr. Andros
Katherine Kath
as Mrs. Andros
George Pastell
as Prinos
Paul Stassino
as Alkis
Nigel Stock
as Col. Park


Ralph Thomas
Betty E. Box
Bryan Forbes
Muir Mathieson
Musical Direction/Supervision
Alfred Roome
Charles Orme
Production Designer
Franco Fontana
Art Director
Sidney Cain
Art Director
Yvonne Caffin
Costume Designer