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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 ...
General Zhdanov
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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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Trivia

This was Kenneth More's last supporting role be before his success in Genevive. See more »

Goofs

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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Pretty Terrible
31 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

This movie is bad but not in an interesting or entertaining way. Its politics are kind of peculiar. Its plot is minimal. And Clark Gable looks rather heavy and unengaged. (Did men during this period actually swim in old fashioned two-piece bathing costumes? If not, why were swimming scenes included?) Gene Tierney was a beautiful woman and a good actress under the right circumstances. She's touching in "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" and amusingly over-the top in "Leave Her To Heaven." However, casting her as a Russian ballerina? She doesn't sound or look Russian. She looks ravishing but the whole movie is exceptionally bad.


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