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A Dandy in Aspic (1968)

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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, (uncredited)

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(screenplay) (as Derek Marlow), (novel) (as Derek Marlow)
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Prentiss
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Per Oscarsson ...
Pavel
Barbara Murray ...
Miss Vogler
John Bird ...
Henderson
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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)  »

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Spionen som ingen ville ha  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Debut credited English-language feature film of actor Calvin Lockhart who played the character of Brogue. See more »

Quotes

Caroline: George, will you be going back to London now?
Eberlin: Probably.
Sobakevich: Are they all as pretty as you there?
Caroline: No. I'm the only one.
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Referenced in Greetings (1968) See more »

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Harvey is great as tortured spy
10 September 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I loved Laurence Harvey in THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE. This is also a good performance. The spy stuff and his relationship with the character played by Tom Courtenay are interesting. Also interesting is the young Peter Cook in a "straight" role ( well sort of). Harvey brought such an air of sadness and despair to this kind of role ( much like his doomed brainwashed pawn in MC). I recall a scene where he is asked about his mother's death ( I believe) and he cannot remember how he felt. The life and emotion were drained out of him to create the perfect double agent. This kind of film was popular in the 60's as an antidote to James Bond and his clones. Others include THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD and THE DEADLY AFFAIR. The great Anthony Mann started this film and was replaced by Harvey when Mann died.


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