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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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Erika Kosnov
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Madam Sophie
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B.A.
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Puppet Maker
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Lt. Grodin (as Sandor Eles)
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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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Brevet til Kreml  »

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Trivia

French crime film auteur Jean-Pierre Melville described this film as "magistral" (masterly or magisterial). UCLA academic Bob Hudson's article in the journal 'Lingua Romana : a journal of French, Italian and Romanian culture' (4, 1, Fall 2005), entitled "J.-P. Melville's Quest for the Absolute: Persistent Perfectionism and Realistic Obsession in His 'Last' Films", states that Melville "...saw it as establishing the standard for cinema" and said that his quest in films was to achieve such grandeur. See more »

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The icebreaker drops them off in the frozen Kara Sea. Later Colonel Kosnov says, "Goddamn fools! Trying to come in through Vorkuta." Vorkuta is over 100 miles inland from the Kara Sea. See more »

Quotes

Warlock: She lunches every day in the cafeteria, invariably alone. Sometimes after lunch she goes to the Central Park Zoo and sketches lions for half an hour. Only lions, for God's sake! She never speaks to anybody, except a couple of the black girls in life class. They look at her sketches and she looks at theirs. Sorry old man, it's not very much to go on.
The Whore: It's quite a lot.
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Referenced in John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick (1988) See more »

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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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Best spy flick ever
6 March 2003 | by (canada) – See all my reviews

Best spy film of the genre. It has an exceptionally high caliber of actors who, portray the coldness, ruthlessness and reality of espionage, particularly during the cold war. The premise of the film is complex in that things are not what they seem. The reality of what spies do is never depicted more coldly and as a result more negatively in what it entails and the cost it has to one's humanity. If one is interested in a movie that, even by today's standards, would not be made, because there are no 'heroes', see the best spy movie Ever.


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