The "Human" Factor (1975 film)

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The Human Factor
The Human Factor 1975.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Edward Dmytryk
Produced by Frank Avianca
Written by Original screenplay by
Peter Powell
& Thomas Hunter
Starring George Kennedy
John Mills
Raf Vallone
Music by Composed and directed by
Ennio Morricone
Cinematography Ousama Rawi B.S.C.
Edited by Alan Strachan
Distributed by Bryanston Distributors Inc.
A Frank Avianca Production
Release date
October 1975 - theatrically
Running time
96 mins.
Country U.K.
Language English

The "Human" Factor is a 1975 drama film directed by Edward Dmytryk and starring George Kennedy and John Mills.[1] It was Dmytryk's final film.[2]

The soundtrack is by composer Ennio Morricone.


John Kinsdale (George Kennedy) works in Naples, Italy, as a NATO computer specialist. He returns home from work one day to find his beloved family brutally murdered.

Grief-stricken, Kinsdale puts his technological skills to use to hunt down those responsible, who appear to be a band of political terrorists targeting Americans. His colleagues (John Mills and Rita Tushingham) are willing to help him find the culprits, but they and the U.S. military commander and an Italian police inspector (Raf Vallone) also try in vain to keep Kinsdale from taking the law into his own hands.

Another family is slaughtered, but Kinsdale is able to prevent a violent attack on a third. When the terrorists take hostages in a supermarket, Kinsdale single-handedly kills several as the authorities helplessly stand by.


Actor/actress Character
George Kennedy John Kinsdale
John Mills Mike McAllister
Raf Vallone Dr. Lupo
Barry Sullivan Edmonds
Rita Tushingham Janice
Arthur Franz General Fuller
Tom Hunter Taylor
Frank Avianca Kamal
Shane Rimmer CIA man
Haydee Politoff Pidgeon
Fiamma Verges Ann Kinsdale
Danny Houston Mark Kinsdale
Ricky Harrison Jeffrey Kinsdale
Hillary Lief Linda Kinsdale
Michael Mandeville Phillips


  1. ^ "Factor". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 1 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Segaloff, Nat (2013). Final Cuts: The Last Films of 50 Great Directors. Bear Manor Media. pp. 85–89. 

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