The Serpent

The Serpent (1973) – (Night Flight from Moscow)

Director: Henri Verneuil
Screenplay: Henri Verneuil & Giles Perrault (based on the novel by Pierre Nord)
Role: Philip Boyle

A brief role as a spy gave Dirk a chance to work with Henry Fonda and the director Henri Verneuil. It put him in front of the camera after a long break and served as, in his own words, ‘one mammoth dress rehearsal for The Night Porter’.