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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.

Cast

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