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|Dana Andrews||Jimmy Race|
|George Sanders||Nicholas Strang|
|Audrey Totter||Sandy Tate|
|Märta Torén||Jeanne Moray|
|Ben Astar||Minister of Justice Vajos|
|Herbert Berghof||Prime Minister Andreas Ordy|
|Donald Randolph||Anton Borvitch|
|Sandro Giglio||Gabor Czeki|
|Paul Birch||Colonel Mannix|
Assignment Paris is directed by Oscar-awarded Robert Parrish, who had worked with Charlie Chaplin, Hal Roach, and John Ford in the 1920s and 1930s. Looking at his resume, he certainly worked his way up the ladder the old fashioned way. George Sanders plays Nicholas Strang, the wise editor of the paper, for which Jimmy Race (Dana Andrews) works as a digging, scheming reporter. Viewers will recognize Sanders from All About Eve, again playing the older, wiser, mentor. A lot of time is spent with the viewer (but not the characters in the film) watching and hearing what is going on inside the foreign embassies and administration offices, so it's very much a cold war us- against- them story, with Race trying to get to the truth. Caught up in all this is fellow reporter Marta Toren as Jeanne Moray, and no-one is really sure what her story is.... We are led to think she is more involved than we know, but that part of the story seems to have been dropped, or deleted.