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Orders to Kill

  • Film

Time Out says

A way above average Asquith film, this is a WWII drama, with Massie sent to Occupied Paris to kill a Resistance leader (French) suspected of being a Nazi collaborator. But his target turns out to be a mild-mannered family man with Lillian Gish for a mother. Despite his doubts (later proved to be well-founded), the deed is done, and the movie starts to focus on Massie's later life. Working well in the first half as a thriller, it then turns into a Graham Greene-like, intensely Catholic study of the conflict between conscience and duty.
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Release Details

  • Duration:111 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Anthony Asquith
  • Screenwriter:Paul Dehn
  • Cast:
    • Paul Massie
    • Irene Worth
    • Lillian Gish
    • Eddie Albert
    • Leslie French
    • James Robertson Justice
    • John Crawford
    • Lionel Jeffries
    • Sandra Dorne
    • Jacques Brunius
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