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The Human Factor

Overview

This routine espionage drama is based on a novel by Graham Greene about a low-level British informant who is caught in a trap. Castle Nicol Williamson has a desk job in British intelligence. Around him are heavyweights like Col. Daintry Richard Attenborough, Sir John Hargreaves Richard Vernon, and Percival Robert Morley who will cold-bloodedly stop at nothing to do their jobs as they see fit. And Castle certainly is a nobody compared to them. One day when a friend of his in Africa needs some help, Castle is ...
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Overview

This routine espionage drama is based on a novel by Graham Greene about a low-level British informant who is caught in a trap. Castle Nicol Williamson has a desk job in British intelligence. Around him are heavyweights like Col. Daintry Richard Attenborough, Sir John Hargreaves Richard Vernon, and Percival Robert Morley who will cold-bloodedly stop at nothing to do their jobs as they see fit. And Castle certainly is a nobody compared to them. One day when a friend of his in Africa needs some help, Castle is conned into supplying the Eastern block countries with info on demand. No one suspects him because of his low position, but when his office partner is hauled off, Castle begins to rethink his situation. This was director Otto Preminger's last film.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/11/2013
  • UPC: 883316812938
  • Original Release: 1979
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Presentation: Full Frame
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:55:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 56,568

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Attenborough Col. John Daintry
Joop Doderer Cornelius Muller
John Gielgud Brigadier Tomlinson
Derek Jacobi Arthur Davis
Robert Morley Doctor Percival
Ann Todd Castle's Mother
Nicol Williamson Maurice Castle
Richard Vernon Sir John Hargreaves
Iman Sarah
Martin Benson Borls
Sean Caffrey Policeman
Tom Chatto General Phipps
Sylvia Coleridge Mrs. Halliday
Adrienne Corri Sylvia
Paul Curran Halliday
Edward Dentith Edward
Robert Dorning Jameson
Clifford Earl Ferguson
Brian Epsom
Gary Forbes Sam
Glenna Forster-Jones
Fiona Fullerton Elizabeth
Leon Greene Tall Man
Denys Hawthorne Inspector Butler
Anthony Haygarth Buffy
Cyd Hayman Cunthia
Boris Isarov Agent
Ken Jones Messenger
Keith Marsh Porter
Patrick O'Connell Reader
Paul Seed Shop Assistant
Marianne Stone Matron
Angela Thorne Lady Mary Hargreaves
Tony Vogel Matthew Connolly
Frank Williams Bellamy
Anthony Woodruff Dr. Barker
Technical Credits
Otto Preminger Director, Producer
Hope Bryce Costumes/Costume Designer
Kip Gowans Asst. Director
Gary Logan Score Composer
Richard Logan Score Composer
Michael Molloy Cinematographer
Mike Molloy Cinematographer
Ken Ryan Art Director
Tom Stoppard Screenwriter
Richard Trevor Editor
Graham Greene Source Author
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