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Movies/films with performances by actor/actress james mason in the spy genre. Starring, supporting, cameo appearances. Alphabetical, sortable by columns.
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5 Fingers, known also as Five Fingers, is a 1952 American spy film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and produced by Otto Lang. The screenplay by Michael Wilson was based on the book Operation Cicero by L.C. Moyzisch. In the film, James Mason plays Ulysses Diello, the character based on Bazna. The rest of the cast includes Danielle Darrieux, Michael Rennie, Herbert Berghof and Walter Hampden. The film is based on the true story of Albanian-born Elyesa Bazna, one of the most famous spies of World War II. He worked for the Nazis in 1943–44 while he was employed as valet to the British ambassador to Turkey, Sir Hughe Montgomery Knatchbull-Hugessen. He used the code name Cicero. He would ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Michael Rennie, Danielle Darrieux, Walter Hampden, Ben Astar, Herbert Berghof, + more

Initial Release: 1952

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

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Hotel Reserve is a 1944 spy film starring James Mason as an innocent man caught up in pre-Second World War espionage. It was based on Eric Ambler's novel Epitaph for a Spy. Unusually, it was both directed and produced by a trio: Lance Comfort, Mutz Greenbaum and Victor Hanbury. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Herbert Lom, Patricia Medina, Patricia Hayes, Valentine Dyall, Lucie Mannheim, + more

Initial Release: 1944

Directed by: Lance Comfort, Mutz Greenbaum, Victor Hanbury

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North by Northwest is a 1959 American spy thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint and James Mason. The screenplay was written by Ernest Lehman, who wanted to write "the Hitchcock picture to end all Hitchcock pictures". North by Northwest is a tale of mistaken identity, with an innocent man pursued across the United States by agents of a mysterious organization who want to stop his interference in their plans to smuggle out microfilm containing government secrets. This is one of several Hitchcock films with a music score by Bernard Herrmann and features a memorable opening title sequence by graphic designer Saul Bass. This film is generally cited as ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Eva Marie Saint, Martin Landau, Leo G. Carroll, + more

Initial Release: 1959

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

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North Sea Hijack is a British action film from 1979 starring Roger Moore, James Mason, Anthony Perkins, and Michael Parks. It was directed by Andrew V. McLaglen and adapted by Jack Davies from his novel Esther, Ruth and Jennifer. This film was a vehicle for both Moore and Perkins to try to escape typecasting. Previously Moore had been practically typecast as a womanising, happy-go-lucky playboy in such series as The Saint, The Persuaders! and James Bond. In contrast to those parts, he is shown here as a bearded, eccentric, arrogant cat-loving, misogynist showing heroic qualities as a master strategist. Moore once said in an interview that he preferred this film to all the James Bond movies ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Roger Moore, Anthony Perkins, David Hedison, Michael Parks, George Baker, + more

Initial Release: 1980

Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen

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