Orders to Kill is about a young American bomber pilot (played by Paul Massie) who is sent to Nazi-occupied Paris to kill a man believed to be betraying his colleagues in the French Resistance .Before being parachuted into France the young pilot is given a rigorous training for his assignment of murder. After arriving in France the young pilot begins to realise that there is a difference between killing a lot of people (‘When I dropped bombs I wasn’t there at the other end’) and killing just one nun with a knife or with bare hands. He finds his selected victim is a gentle henpecked husband, who dotes on his daughter, and he begins to feel that the man may not be guilty.
Eddie Albert, Paul Massie, Lillian Gish, Irene Worth
1958, B&W, 93 minutes