Assignment K

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Assignment K
Assignment K FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Val Guest
Produced by Maurice Foster
Ben Arbeid
Written by Maurice Foster
Val Guest
Bill Strutton
Based on Department K
1964 novel
by Hartley Howard
Starring Stephen Boyd
Camilla Sparv
Michael Redgrave
Leo McKern
Music by Basil Kirchin
Cinematography Ken Hodges
Edited by Jack Slade
Gildor Productions
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
June 1968
Running time
97 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Assignment K is a 1968 Technicolor British thriller film directed by Val Guest in Techniscope, and starring Stephen Boyd, Camilla Sparv, Michael Redgrave and Leo McKern.[1] The film was based on the 1964 novel Department K by Hartley Howard.


A British spy has his cover blown, leading to the East German Stasi kidnapping his girlfriend to try to extract information about his double agents' activities.[2]



  1. ^ "Assignment K(1968)". Yahoo Movies. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Assignment K(1968)". TCM. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 

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