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Never Let Me Go (1953)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 1 May 1953 (USA)
Philip Sutherland is an American news writer stationed in Moscow since the war; while there he falls for a Russian ballet dancer, Marya Lamarkins, who, he finds out, learned English because... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Brooks
Christopher Wellington St. John Denny
Valentina Alexandrovna
Steve Quillan
Karel Stepanek ...
Anna Valentina ...
Svetlana Mikhailovna
Frederick Valk ...
Peter Illing ...
N.K.V.D. Man
Robert Henderson ...
U.S. Ambassador
Stanley Maxted ...
John Barnes
Meinhart Maur ...
Alexis Chesnakov ...


Philip Sutherland is an American news writer stationed in Moscow since the war; while there he falls for a Russian ballet dancer, Marya Lamarkins, who, he finds out, learned English because she fell in love with him. They marry, only to find that the Soviet nation which gladly collaborated with the Allies against Hitler has become a paranoid police state in peacetime. Sutherland is forced to leave without Marya, but he's determined to get her back, whether it be through proper channels, or through dangerously improper ones. Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

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Release Date:

1 May 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Es begann in Moskau  »

Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The city presented as Tallinn has a completely different geography than the real Tallinn; the area around the town is flat land. See more »


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The beginning of cold war in movie before politics
15 June 2008 | by (Egypt) – See all my reviews

This film was an oracle for (Cold war) before their accident ten years not by war or politics or satellite but by art and love upon a story of an American writer that fell in love with Russian dancer during the WWII and the Russian Authorities refused this love because of political misunderstanding between two countries.

I like this film because of romantic spirit and good ballet upon the shows of this movie upon different situations between love , thriller and suspense.

Clark Gable succeeded in this role as a lover but not as (Gone with the wind) and he made in his profile as an actor his still style as (A lover of Hollywood).

we are here in-front of American-Russian story as a root of cold war before ten years of it in the real of it.

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