In The List of Adrian Messenger, a retired army officer (George C. Scott) receives a list from a friend who later dies in a plane crash. When Scott pursues information about the men on the list, he uncovers a brilliantly devious traitor who informed on his comrades in a Japanese prison camp in Burma, and who is eliminating those who know about it. Complex, intriguing mystery directed by Huston.
Director John Huston attributed the idea for the many clandestine star cameos in The List of Adrian Messenger to producer Ed Lewis. Having the stars conceal their identities played on the attempts of the killer to do the same.
Cast: George C. Scott, Kirk Douglas, Clive Brook, Dana Wynter, Jacques Roux, Walter Tony Huston, Herbert Marshall, Bernard Archard, Gladys Cooper; and Robert Mitchum, Frank Sinatra, Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis
Director: John Huston
Producer: Edward Lewis
Original Story: Philip MacDonald
Director of Photography: Joseph MacDonald
Editor: Hugh S. Fowler
Composer: Jerry Goldsmith
Screenwriter: Anthony Veiller
Art Directors: Alexander Golitzen, Stephen B. Grimes, George C. Webb
USA / Universal / 98 minutes / 1963