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British Agent (1934)

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It's 1917. In Russia, the Communist revolution is in full swing. Stephen 'Steve' Locke is a British agent in Russia. The main task of Steve is to prevent the Bolsheviks, led by Joseph ... See full summary »

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Sergei Pavlov
Ivan F. Simpson ...
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Halliwell Hobbes ...
Sir Walter Carrister
J. Carrol Naish ...
Commissioner of War Trotsky (as J. Carroll Naish)
Walter Byron ...
Under Secretary Stanley
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Tito Del Val
Arthur Aylesworth ...
Mr. Henry Farmer
Alphonse Ethier ...
Paul DeVigney
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It's 1917. In Russia, the Communist revolution is in full swing. Stephen 'Steve' Locke is a British agent in Russia. The main task of Steve is to prevent the Bolsheviks, led by Joseph Stalin, to sign in Petrograd a separate treaty with the Germans. Germany had been at war with its neighbors. Steve has to deal with Elena Moura, the attractive secretary of Lenin and spy too. Steve falls in love with Elena. Written by Robert

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15 September 1934 (USA)  »

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Producer Jack L. Warner wanted to send a film crew to Russia for location shots, but his request was denied. See more »

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Bob Medill: [after seeing the gypsy singer throw back a glass of vodka] If her eyes don't water after that, she can't possibly be a good girl.
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Lost gem based on real events, on real intrigues
9 October 2006 | by (www.Korova.com) – See all my reviews

Apparently based on the memoirs of Sir Robert Hamilton Bruce Lockhart, this film pits Leslie Howard versus the tumultuous events in Russia during 1917, and 1918. Though this film leaves out any mention of someone named Sidney Reilly (the infamous "Ace of Spies", whose exploits were also recounted by Lockhart), and Kay Francis steps in as a Russian firebrand. Meeting by accident the night of the first revolution, "Locke" and Elena are instantly smitten.

When Locke is sent back to Petrograd to stall the Soviet's armistice with Germany (which would endanger the Allies on the western front), Elena is now secretary to a certain V. Lenin, and from there the melodrama ignites. Short on romance, but long on suspenseful political drama and schemes. Leslie Howard is terrific as usual, and Michael Curtiz' direction is crackling. You have to hand it to a top-drawer director for illustrating political upheaval with such entertaining panache. Also hard to overlook is a young actor named Cesar Romero, displaying a light comedic touch.


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