Share

Watch It

On DVD: TBD | On Blu-ray: TBD

Orders to Kill Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

The moral dilemma of a reluctant American spy is chronicled in this psychological drama. He becomes an agent after he, originally a pilot, is grounded during WW II. He is trained to assassinate a Paris lawyer suspected of colluding with the Nazis. During his rigorous training for the killing, the new spy begins to have doubts about his upcoming assignment; these doubts increase when he actually meets his prey as the spy is unsure that the lawyer is really guilty. Still he fulfills his grim duty. Later he learns that the lawyer was innocent. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Paul Massie Most Promising Newcomer 1958 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Irene Worth Best British Actress 1958 Winner

Cast

Eddie Albert
as Maj. MacMahon
Paul Massie
as Gene Summers
Lillian Gish
as Mrs. Summers
Irene Worth
as Leonie
Leslie French
as Marcel Lafitte
John Crawford
as Maj. Kimball
Lionel Jeffries
as Interrogator
Sandra Dorne
as Blonde
Nicholas Phipps
as Lecturer Lieutenant
Anne Blake
as Mme. Lafitte
Miki Iveria
as Louise
Launce Maraschal
as Gen. Nolan
Ralph Nossek
as Psychiatrist
Boris Ranevsky
as Old German Officer
Philip Bond
Geoffrey Hibbert
Michael Kelly
Sam Kydd
Andrea Malandrinos
Bernard Rebel
James Robertson Justice
as Naval Commander
Selma Vaz Dias
as Patronne
James Robertson Justice
as Naval Commander

Crew

Anthony Asquith
Director
Anthony Havelock-Allan
Producer
Desmond Dickinson
Cinematographer
Benjamin Frankel
Composer (Music Score)
Gordon Hales
Editor
Donald Downes
Short Story Author
Advertisement