A Circle of Deception (1961)

Genres - Action, Drama, Spy Film, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Release Date - Nov 1, 1960 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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A British officer is slated to parachute into Normandy. What he doesn't know is that he is being set up by British Intelligence to be captured by the enemy and reveal erroneous information to the Nazis. Officer Raine (Bradford Dillman) is the unknowing soldier who has intentionally been given false information. His superiors justify the expenditure of one man verses the thousands of lives that will be saved by his mission. The unlucky officer faces capture, brutal torture and debilitating guilt leading to alcoholism over his perceived "failure" to keep the information secret.

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war, agent [representative], alcoholism, Britain, Canada, capture, courage, coward, deception, enemy, espionage, France, Germany, guilt, intelligence [gov't], love, love-conquers-all, mission [quest], Nazism, officer, parachute, rescue, resistance, scheme, secrets, self-hate, torture