The Defector

The Defector (1966)

Professor Bower, an American physicist, is effectively blackmailed by a shady CIA agent named Adams to help the CIA obtain secret microfilm from a defecting Russian scientist. The reluctant Bower travels to East Germany undercover as an antiques collector where he encounters Heinzmann, an East German fellow physicist, who is also a secret agent. Heinzmann is aware of Bower's meeting with Adams and his intention to steal the microfilm, however their mutual respect for one another's tactics complicate the proceedings.

  • Raoul Lévy
  • Paul Thomas
  • Robert Guenette
  • Raoul Lévy
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  • Release Date: 1966-10-19
  • Language: English
  • Country: FR, DE
  • Runtime: 106

Roddy McDowall

Agent Adams

Montgomery Clift

Professor James Bower

Hardy Krüger

Counselor Peter Heinzmann

Macha Méril

Frieda Hoffmann

David Opatoshu


Christine Delaroche

Ingrid Weiß

Hannes Messemer

Dr. Saltzer

Karl Lieffen

Major Windisch

Uta Levka

Mädchen unter der Dusche

Eckart Dux

Professor James Bower (voice) (uncredited)

Jean-Luc Godard

Orlovsky's Friend (uncredited)

Eduard Linkers

Fluchthelfer Franz Ritter (uncredited)

Rolf Zacher

Tommy (uncredited)
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