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Man on a String (1960)

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A US secret agent is sent to Berlin to pretend to be a spy for the USSR.

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Boris Mitrov
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Bob Avery
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Colonel Vadja Kubelov
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Frank Sanford
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Bess Harris
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Papa of Boris Mitrov
Friedrich Joloff ...
General Nikolai Chapayev
Richard Kendrick ...
Inspector Jenkins
Ed Prentiss ...
Adrian Benson
Holger Hagen ...
Hans Grünwald
Bob Iller ...
Hartmann (as Robert Iller)
Reinhold Pasch ...
Otto Bergman
Carl Jaffe ...
People's Judge
Eva Pflug ...
Tanja Rosnova
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After 1919, Russian Boris Mitrov immigrates to the USA where he becomes an American citizen.Over the decades he builds a career in the film industry. In 1959, Mitrov is a movie producer with many rich influential friends. He continues to cultivate other Russian émigrés like himself and even some members of the Soviet Embassy in Washington.One of his Soviet friends is Embassy official Vladimir "Vadja" Kubelov.In reality, Kubelov is a KGB colonel who finds Mitrov useful to the Soviet cause by providing certain services.For instance, Mitrov provides reference letters of employment for various Soviet sleeper agents in the USA. Mitrov throws parties for Soviet diplomats, spies and American Communists such as millionaire bankers Adrian and Helen Benson. All these activities catch the attention of American intelligence agency CBI which places Mitrov and his entourage under close surveillance. When the CBI confronts Mitrov about his activities, he admits it but claims naiveté.Eager to loyally... Written by nufs68

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25 March 1960 (West Germany)  »

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14 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Had no idea if I was going to enjoy this film from 1960, but I had a good idea that Ernest Borgniine, ( Boris Mitrov) would put his heart and soul into his role and he did just that through out the entire film. This was a true story concerning a man who was called Borris Morras, and in this picture was called Boris Mitrov a double agent between the United States and Russia during the Cold War Era. Boris Mitrov is a successful Hollywood producer who was born in Russia and got himself involved with Russian Spys who were willing to bring his father and brothers back from Russia to his home in Los Angeles. However, Boris Mitrov is being watched by our Government Agents and they decided to enlist Boris to become a double agent for the United States in order to be cleared of the charges for espionage against the U.S. There is plenty of suspense and this story takes many twists and turns.


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