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Secret Agent (1947)

Podvig razvedchika (original title)
Soviet agent Fedotov must cross over into Nazi occupied Ukraine and steal the correspondences of a high ranking Nazi general with Hitler.

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Cast overview:
Pavel Kadochnikov ...
Mayor Aleksey Fedotov (as P. Kadochnikov)
Amvrosi Buchma ...
Leshchuk (as A. Buchma)
Viktor Dobrovolsky ...
Vadim - secret service chief (as V. Dobrovolskiy)
Dmitri Milyutenko ...
Berezhnoy (as D. Milyutenko)
Sergei Martinson ...
Willi Pommer (as S. Martinson)
Mikhail Romanov ...
Erich von Rummelsburg (as M. Romanov)
Pyotr Arzhanov ...
Karpovski aka Stübing (as P. Arzhanov)
Boris Barnet ...
Gen. von Kühn (as B. Barnet)
Yelena Izmailova ...
Theresa Gruber (as E. Izmaylova)
Valentina Ulesova ...
Nina (as V. Ulesova)
Sergey Petrov ...
Astakhov (as S. Petrov)
Viktor Khalatov ...
Friedrich Pommer (as V. Khalatov)
Valeriya Draga-Sumarokova ...
Frau Pommer (as V. Draga)
Aleksey Bykov ...
Medvedev (as A. Bykov)
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Soviet agent Fedotov is air-dropped into Nazi occupied land. He changes over into Mr. Ekhert, a German entrepreneur wishing to take advantage of eastern worker slave labor in occupied Ukraine. Ekhert (Fedotov) enters into a partnership with a German entrepreneur who's son, Willi, is a high ranking Nazi. Together they go to Vinnitsa, Ukraine and start a factory. Fedotov begins seeking contacts with headquarters, but faces problems when a Ukrainian Nazi collaborator manages to infiltrate the Soviet partisans. Written by tgrain

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9 February 1949 (USA)  »

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The beginning of the World War II Soviet spy thriller
5 January 2006 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Pavel Kadochnikov stars as an agent of Soviet military intelligence during World War II. The film is one of Soviet cinema's first forays into the World War II spy thriller, which was to reach its climax with the "17 Moments of Spring" miniseries made in 1973.

The film is fairly typical of the Stalin era war films, with a a slight cartoonish aspect to the characters, but pleasantly there is lack of blatant communist/Stalinist propaganda.

The director, Barnet (who plays a Nazi general in the film), favors static wide shots which do not always translate well on television, especially if you are watching a mediocre transfer from an old print. The performances are pretty good, particularly Kadochnikov's. The plot does keep you on the edge although the end is a bit rushed, it almost feels as if Stalin commanded the editor to shorten the end by 50%.

Overall the film is enjoyable for those who like old war flicks.


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