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Mr. Potts Goes to Moscow (1952)

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Potts (George Cole), a British Sanitary Engineer (a plumber in the Colonies), leaves on vacation (holiday in the Empire) with a set of plans for a new secret weapon which he has mistaken ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Cole ...
George
Oskar Homolka ...
Zekov
Nadia Gray ...
Tania
Frederick Valk ...
Rakov
Geoffrey Sumner ...
Pike
...
Sir Hubert Wells
Ronald Adam ...
Barworth Controller
Edwin Styles ...
Barworth Superintendent
Kynaston Reeves ...
Barworth Director
Ernest Jay ...
Professor Layton
Richard Wattis ...
Barnes
Michael Medwin ...
Smedley
Frederick Leister ...
Prime Minister
Henry Hewitt ...
Minister of Health
Walter Horsbrugh ...
1st Cabinet Minister
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Potts (George Cole), a British Sanitary Engineer (a plumber in the Colonies), leaves on vacation (holiday in the Empire) with a set of plans for a new secret weapon which he has mistaken for his new plumbing invention. Everyone is hunting for him, including the Russians. The Russkies find him and offer him a job in the Kremlin doing research (on plumbing he believes), he accepts, arrives in Russia and falls in love with Tania, a secret agent. And discovers the true nature of the plans he is carrying. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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3 September 1953 (USA)  »

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A happy film of the "cold war" period which managed to defuse the tensions of the time and gave one some good belly laughs along the way. Stirling performance by George Cole, and able support from Oscar Homolka and the gorgeous Nadia Gray.


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