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The Kremlin Letter (1970)

During the Cold War a Naval Intelligence officer endowed with a powerful photographic memory is transferred to the CIA to participate in a covert operation in Moscow.

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A network of older spies from the West recruits a young intelligence officer with a photographic memory to accompany them on a mission inside Russia. They must recover a letter written by the CIA that promises American assistance to Russia if China gets the atomic bomb. Written by <eteam@sunsent.com>

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World War III...in an envelope! See more »

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1 February 1970 (USA)  »

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Brevet til Kreml  »

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$6,095,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The lead role of Charles Rone which was played by Patrick O'Neal was originally offered to James Coburn. See more »

Goofs

When Ward and the Whore talk in the bathroom at the end, the movie crew is reflected in the tiles. See more »

Quotes

Sweet Alice: [Opening lines of the film]
[Sweet Alice has checked a briefcase as he enters the museum in Paris, takes the claim check]
Sweet Alice: So, the man in Moscow's agreed to send back the letter.
Polakov: For one million dollars.
Sweet Alice: Mmm, for that kind of money we're entitled to know his name.
Polakov: And then what further need would you have of me?
Sweet Alice: When do you get back to Paris?
Polakov: One week, ten days.
Sweet Alice: I see. Well, you have one week to recover the letter. Seven days, Polakov.
[Lays down the claim check]
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Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
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Music by Sammy Fain
Played on piano at the San Francisco gay bar
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Why isn't this on tape?
10 August 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I agree with all the positive comments and I've always wondered why this has been overlooked by video distributors. I can't also remember when I've ever seen it shown on television. I saw this movie as a kid and was blown away by it... I expected to see a standard spy thriller, but was surprised at how grim and unusual it was. In particular, I remember it got a PG (M at the time, I think) rating, but it clearly should have been an R. I've never seen a film that showed the espionage business in such a bizarre light. Richard Boone gave a great performance, and Barbara Parkins' character was really poignant. The film got a lot of bad reviews, and I never understood why... it was definitely original.


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