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Diplomatic Courier (1952)





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When undercover secret agent Tyrone Power is thwarted in his efforts to obtain a vital document with details of the Russian invasion of Yugoslavia by the death of the courier at the hands of two Russian agents, played by Mario Siletti and Charles Buchinski (aka Charles Bronson), it becomes his duty to go after the murderers and retrieve the papers. With more loops and turnabouts than a snake, the plot has surprises with agents, double agents, mistaken information and is, all in all, a surprisingly exciting spy vehicle. Michael Ansara and Lee Marvin also make brief appearances in this early cold war story. A script with a lot of holes in it is pulled off by the fine performances and tight direction given in this film.


Tyrone Power
as Mike Kells
Patricia Neal
as Joan Ross
Stephen McNally
as Col. Mark Cagle
Hildegarde Neff
as Janine Betki
James Millican
as Sam Carew
Arthur Blake
as Max Ralli
Helene Stanley
as Stewardess
Sig Arno
as Chef de Train
Alfred Linder
as Cherenko
Lee Marvin
as MP at Trieste
Peter Coe
as Zinski
Tyler McVey
as Watch officer
Dabbs Greer
as Intelligence clerk
Carleton Young
as Luke Brennan
Charles La Torre
as French Ticket Agent
Tom Powers
as Cherney
Monique Chantal
as French stewardess
Mario Siletti
as Russian Desk Clerk
Hugh Marlowe
as Narrator
E.G. Marshall
as M.P. at Trieste
Konstantin Shayne
as Austrian Train Conductor
Ludwig Stossel
as Watchmaker
Lawrence Dobkin
as Russian Agent
Nestor Paiva
as Train Conductor
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Critic Reviews for Diplomatic Courier

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

The film moves along at a breakneck pace, which is to its advantage. Sometimes the intrigue is laid on too thick, but things usually straighten out.

July 24, 2019 | Full Review…

Diplomatic Courier is skillfully made, rich in twists and turns, but totally lacking in significance. This little cinematic escapade never goes beyond what it literally portrays.

December 7, 2021 | Full Review…

Odd mixture of semi-documentary and spy film, with good cast.

September 30, 2014 | Full Review…

An exciting Cold War espionage thriller that's well-acted and tautly directly by Henry Hathaway.

August 14, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Diplomatic Courier

Brisk Cold War thriller with Power strong in the lead. A weird bit of billing, Patricia Neal-who looks like a million-has costar billing but her role is small and she's actually support whereas Hildegarde Neff who is listed as a supporting player has the female lead. A decent view.

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