Diplomatic Courier

  • Film
  • Thrillers
Neat, taut espionage thriller, with Power out to avenge a friend's death and finding himself on the trail of a secret document which will alert America to Soviet plans for the invasion of Yugoslavia. Cold War simplistics rule, as always in the early '50s. But the plot, adapted from a Peter Cheyney novel (Sinister Errand) runs mainly to fast-moving action, and with Trieste as the principal location, it's beautifully shot by Lucien Ballard in a globe-trotting equivalent to the semi-documentary style Hathaway evolved in The House on 92nd Street, 13 Rue Madeleine and Call Northside 777.

Release details

Duration: 97 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Henry Hathaway
Screenwriter: Casey Robinson, Liam O'Brien
Cast: Patricia Neal
Karl Malden
Tyrone Power
Lee Marvin
Hildegard Knef
James Millican
Stephen McNally
Charles Bronson
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