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The Liquidator
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The Liquidator

Directed by Jack Cardiff

Written by Peter Yeldham (screenplay), John Gardner (novel)

Cast: Rod Taylor as Boysie Oakes, Trevor Howard as Major Mostyn, Jill St. John as Iris, David Tomlinson as Quadrant, Wilfred Hyde-White as The Chief

Adhering very closely to the book, this movie tells the story of how Oakes saves the life of Major Mostyn, quite by accident, during WWII and years later when Mostyn needs a cold-blooded killer for British Intelligence, he calls on Oakes. Oakes is really afraid of, well, just about everything.