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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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Joe Brooks
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Christopher Wellington St. John Denny
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Valentina Alexandrovna
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Steve Quillan
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Commissar
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Lieutenant
Anna Valentina ...
Svetlana Mikhailovna
Frederick Valk ...
Kuragin
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N.K.V.D. Man
Robert Henderson ...
U.S. Ambassador
Stanley Maxted ...
John Barnes
Meinhart Maur ...
Lemkov
Alexis Chesnakov ...
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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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1 May 1953 (USA)  »

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Es begann in Moskau  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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During the scene in the ballet theater, two Soviet Army officers bearing flashlights search through the audience looking for a doctor. They shine their light on Sutherland and apparently identify him by his epaulets as a medical corps doctor, but in fact, the epaulets indicate nothing but his rank as a colonel. A medical emergency in such a situation would have been addressed in the usual manner - by a public notice over a loud speaker. See more »

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Swan Lake
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Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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very different and an interesting curio
18 March 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

To me, the films Clark Gable made in the 1950s are a notch below his prior films. That's because too often Clark played "Clark Gable" (sort of like many of John Wayne's later films) and he didn't veer far from the expected. However, NEVER LET ME GO, dares to be different. While not a great plot, it is interesting and worth seeing. Gable falls for dancer, Gene Tierney, and marries her. However, she is Russian and the government basically holds her hostage and ships Gable out of the country and refuses to renew his VISA. So, Gable organizes a mission where he sneaks into the country to smuggle his wife out from under the commies' noses. While difficult to believe, it is a great curio of the era and illustrates life in the Stalinist era (which ended the same year the film debuted).


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