Assignment K

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.

Assignment K
Directed byVal Guest
Produced byMaurice Foster
Ben Arbeid
Written byMaurice Foster
Val Guest
Bill Strutton
Based onDepartment K
1964 novel
by Hartley Howard
StarringStephen Boyd
Camilla Sparv
Michael Redgrave
Leo McKern
Music byBasil Kirchin
CinematographyKen Hodges
Edited byJack Slade
Gildor Productions
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
June 1968
Running time
97 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


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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