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Les espions (1957)

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A psychiatrist, desperate for money to keep his faltering practice running, makes a deal with a spy to hide a mysterious person in his clinic in return for a million francs. As soon as the ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Alex
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Michel Kiminsky
O.E. Hasse ...
Hugo Vogel
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Sam Cooper
Paul Carpenter ...
Col. Howard
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Lucie
Martita Hunt ...
Connie Harper
Gérard Séty ...
Dr. Malik
Gabrielle Dorziat ...
Madame Andrée l'infirmière
Louis Seigner ...
Valette
Pierre Larquey ...
Le chauffeur de taxi
Georgette Anys ...
La buraliste
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Le surveillant-général
Bernard La Jarrige ...
Le garçon de café (as Bernard Lajarrige)
Dominique Davray ...
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A psychiatrist, desperate for money to keep his faltering practice running, makes a deal with a spy to hide a mysterious person in his clinic in return for a million francs. As soon as the deal is struck his place is overrun by spies from both East and West, all in search of a renegade nuclear scientist. The psychiatrist's own sanity starts to break down as he submitted to unmitigated surveillance and deception. Written by Chewtoy

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19 September 1957 (West Germany)  »

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Henri-Georges Clouzot wanted the British actor Terry-Thomas to star in this film, but the latter had to reject due to his full working schedule. See more »

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Cluedo a la Clouzot
19 December 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

In common, I would guess, with anyone who had seen and admired the earlier work of Clouzot beginning with Le Corbeau and culminating in Les Diaboliques, I approached this with taste buds primed for major salivation only to be disappointed. This has to be a one-off, a thriller sans thrills. At times it resembles one of those creaky British B-pictures of the thirties and forties so that you almost expect Wilfrid Lawson to emerge out of a pea-souper and stare meaningfully at Kynaston Reeves. For reasons best known to himself Clouzot even finds work for Paul Carpenter, surely the most inept and wooden actor on either side of the Channel, matched only by Laurence Harvey and Alan Lake. Having bought it on DVD I shall, I suppose, watch it again on the off chance that there really is something I'm missing besides a few brain cells shed in the time it took to unspool.


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