A Circle of Deception (1960)





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In this British espionage film, the chief of British intelligence creates a plot to provide fake information to the Nazis in Normandy. To accomplish this he chooses an agent and neglects to inform him of the true reason for his mission. He believes the Germans will be more likely to buy the ruse if they have to torture the agent to reveal the information. The chief's pretty assistant is told to cozy up to the Canadian officer whom he selected to do the job. She does, but falls in love with him. The hapless Canadian is parachuted into Normandy and is indeed tortured until he reveals the bogus information. The French rescue him and he returns to Great Britain. He cannot overcome a sense of failure and guilt about giving up the information. He berates himself as a coward and begins drinking. He has almost drunk himself to death when the aide who loved him appears and tells him the truth about his actions. He is actually a hero.
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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20th Century Fox Film Corporation


Robert Stephens
as Capt. Stein
Bradford Dillman
as Capt. Paul Raine
George Mikell
as German Officer
Harry Andrews
as Capt. Thomas Rawson
Walter Gotell
as Phoney Jules Ballard
Suzy Parker
as Lucy Bowen
Duncan Lamont
as Ballard
Tony Quinn
as Club Steward
Paul Rogers
as Maj. William Spence
John Serret
as (uncredited)
John Welsh
as Maj. Taylor
Ronald Allen
as Abelson
Frank Forsyth
as (uncredited)
Richard Marner
as German Colonel
John Dearth
as Capt. Ormerod
A.J. Brown
as Frank Bowen
Richard Shaw
as Liebert
Roland Brand
as Captain Von Horst
Arthur Gross
as Maquis Man
Andre Charisse
as Lohmann
Martin Boddey
as Henry Crow
Theodore Wilhelm
as (uncredited)
Anthony Doonan
as R.A.F. Sergeant
Basil Beale
as Price
Hennie Scott
as Small Boy
Brian Hankins
as German Sergeant
Norman Coburn
as Carter
Jean Briant
as His Assistant
Mickey Wood
as Instructor
Maurice Belfer
as Cobbler
Michael Shaw
as (uncredited)
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