A WWII spy is faced with a moral dilemma in this psychological thriller from British director Anthony Asquith. When pilot Gene Summers (Paul Massie) is grounded, he reluctantly accepts an offer to join the intelligence services and train as a spy. Assigned to assassinate a French lawyer suspected of betraying the resistance, Summers begins to have doubts about the mission, which are confirmed when he actually meets his target face to face.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), WIDESCREEN (1.66:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Black & White, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: The moral dilemma of a reluctant American spy is chronicled in this psychological drama. He becomes an agent after he, originally a pilot, is grounded during WW II. He is trained to assassinate a Paris lawyer suspected of colluding with the Nazis. During his rigorous training for the killing, the new spy begins to have doubts about his upcoming assignment; these doubts increase when he actually meets his prey as the spy is unsure that the lawyer is really guilty. Still he fulfills his grim duty. Later he learns that the lawyer was innocent. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, Cannes Film Festival, ...Orders to Kill