Orders to Kill

Film, Drama

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.

By: ATu


Release details

111 mins

Cast and crew

Anthony Asquith
Paul Dehn
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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