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Romanoff and Juliet (1961)

 |  Comedy  |  8 June 1961 (USA)
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The General
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Juliet Moulsworth
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Igor Romanoff
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Vadim Romanoff
Alix Talton ...
Beulah
Rik Van Nutter ...
Freddie (as Rik Von Nutter)
John Phillips ...
Hooper Moulsworth
Peter Jones ...
Otto
Tamara Shayne ...
Evdokia Romanoff
Suzanne Cloutier ...
Marfa Zlotochienka
Edward Atienza ...
Patriarch
John Alderson ...
Randle Wix
Thomas Chalmers ...
Chief Executive
Carl Don ...
The spy
Tonio Selwart ...
U.N. President (as Tony Selwart)
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In this "Romeo and Juliet" inspired Cold War satire starring, written and directed by Peter Ustinov, a tiny European country named Concordia holds the casting vote in a crucial United Nations vote. Its wily President attempts to play both ends against the middle by setting up the son of the Soviet ambassador with the daughter of the US ambassador. Written by GusF

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The Romantic Dither of the Decade!

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Dig That Juliet  »

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Akim Tamiroff (Vadim Romanoff) and Tamara Shayne (Evdokia Romanoff) were married in real life. See more »

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Referenced in What's My Line?: Episode dated 23 April 1961 (1961) See more »

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Political satire that's never out of date
3 August 2004 | by (Honolulu, Hawaii) – See all my reviews

We live in a world where politics and agendas influence every facet of our lives. This gentle satire isn't just one about the Cold War, it's about diplomacy in any age at any time.

Ustinov had a unique sense of humor which is evident in this movie. What makes it special is that there is an overwhelming sense of romance in the film too. The running gag line in the movie (we/they know they/we know we/they know their code) comes to my mind in nearly every espionage film I see. I always want to turn to friends and say the line, but as this film has had such limited exposure in the last few decades, I know no one else will get the joke.

Why isn't this movie available on DVD???


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