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Les espions (1957)

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"Spy" follows the double life of North Korean spies, who are more worried about their living expenses rising than filing spy reports. They then receive their first order from North Korea in... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Jean Brochard ...
Le surveillant-général
Bernard La Jarrige ...
Le garçon de café (as Bernard Lajarrige)
Dominique Davray ...
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"Spy" follows the double life of North Korean spies, who are more worried about their living expenses rising than filing spy reports. They then receive their first order from North Korea in over 10 years. While the spies plan their mission, they also concoct a grand scheme for a huge payout. Written by Anonymous

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19 September 1957 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

The Spies  »

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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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Terribly bad
21 November 2009 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

I really don't enjoy writing this review and I only do it because some of the other texts here give a very misleading picture. Clouzot was a great director, but even the best were not prone to make ridiculous movies. This film proves that genius and frenzy are really that close. He made some of my favorite film, The Raven, Wages of Fear, Le Diabolique.

Therefore I was very much looking forward to see this film. Although I had known that Peter Ustinov found it stupid, I hoped he had a run-in with the director and the film is quite okay. It is not. After a few minutes so many idiotic things happen, it is hard to believe.

Many famous actors appear in the film, but the main story is carried by someone completely incompetent. The plot is so stupid that I don't want to mention it as it sounds like being written by an inmate of a lunatic asylum. It was not only boring but aggravating! This should warn you not to buy the DVD as I have done after reading the other comments.


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