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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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George
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Zekov
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Tania
Frederick Valk ...
Rakov
Geoffrey Sumner ...
Pike
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Sir Hubert Wells
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Barworth Controller
Edwin Styles ...
Barworth Superintendent
Kynaston Reeves ...
Barworth Director
Ernest Jay ...
Professor Layton
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Barnes
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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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The story of the Diplomat, The Plumber and the Beautiful Spy

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Super film
30 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

This film is extremely good. Very funny, especially because of George Cole's playing, revolutionary and unique. I believe it must have been a very annoying film in its age, since it actually presents the English as bad as the Soviets. I can't believe that it's so unknown. It's really very good, very satirical and very revolutionary:(Scientist to Minister: I made a mistake, our bomb will not cost 23.000.000 pounds, it will cost 230.000.000 pounds. Minister: Oh never mind, it's such a slight difference.(Right after that, the scene changes, with a supervisor speaking to a plumber)Supervisor: 23 pounds for the plumbing of a sports center is too much! You got to reduce the cost.)(This wasn't exactly the words but the difference is in the details. I don't think referring this is a spoiler.) I recommend it to everyone this film to everyone, and I personally estimate that this is a G-rated film, PG at worse. Great fun, originality, quality.


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