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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)  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film's ending was directed by the Laurence Harvey who also directed some scenes shot in Berlin. Anthony Mann directed all of the scenes in Surrey and London as well as some of the Berlin scenes. See more »

Quotes

Gatiss: [to Caroline about Eberlin] I do believe you two would have gone on well together. You haven't got a past, and he hasn't got a future. None at all.
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This movie gets a bad rap!
24 August 2000 | by (Somerville, MA) – See all my reviews

While the story is admittedly somewhat confusing, this is definitely not the disaster that Maltin et al. would have you believe it is. It's got some plot issues, and is in fact a bit baffling by the end, but these weaknesses are far outweighed by the sleek mid-60's visuals, the cool location shots of Berlin, and the whole spy-in-an-atmosphere-of-paranoia-and-dread vibe (ie., like the Prisoner). Definitely worth a rent if you're into spy movies and/or paranoia.

p.s. the ever so mod and swinging soundtrack music is by Quincy Jones!


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