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A Dandy in Aspic (1968)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  2 April 1968 (USA)
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Double-agent Alexander Eberlin is assigned by the British to hunt out a Russian spy, known to them as Krasnevin. Only Eberlin knows that Krasnevin is none other than himself! Accompanying ... See full summary »

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Prentiss
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Per Oscarsson ...
Pavel
Barbara Murray ...
Miss Vogler
John Bird ...
Henderson
Norman Bird ...
Copperfield
Geoffrey Bayldon ...
Lake
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Brogue
James Cossins ...
Heston-Stevas
Michael Trubshawe ...
Flowers
Lockwood West ...
Quince
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Double-agent Alexander Eberlin is assigned by the British to hunt out a Russian spy, known to them as Krasnevin. Only Eberlin knows that Krasnevin is none other than himself! Accompanying him on his mission is a ruthless partner, who gradually discovers his secret as Eberlin tries to maneuver himself out of a desperate situation. Written by alfiehitchie

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A Double Agent Ordered to Kill...Himself! See more »

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2 April 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Spionen som ingen ville ha  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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2.35 : 1
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Principal photography production of this picture went over-schedule. See more »

Quotes

Eberlin: You know, one thing about this damned profession - you're constantly being reminded of it. I feel like a whore in a creaking bed.
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Easy to criticize but hard not to like IMHO
6 November 2010 | by (Nassau, Bahamas) – See all my reviews

I won't go into much detail as I don't disagree with many of the negative comments cast here, but overall this is an eminently watchable film- I've seen it perhaps 6 times. I like the quirky off balance, alternating dark and light nature (but then again I loved Fay Grim and other flawed gems).

And although likewise flawed there are some great individual performances great shots of London/Berlin ( I was in East Berlin in 1980 and it didn't look or feel much different) that make it the perfect rainy Wednesday afternoon companion.

Note, as uneven as it is, overall I think films like this are a more enjoyable experience than current releases like the Girl Who Played with Fire or the Social Network that are more consistent; but consistently mediocre. But as always, YMMV.


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