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The Serpent (1973)
"Le serpent" (original title)

 -  Thriller  -  November 1973 (USA)
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A Russian diplomat hatches a complicated plan to enable him to defect to the West.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Col. Alexei Vlassov
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Allan Davies
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Philip Boyle
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Lucien Berthon
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Tavel
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Mrs. Annabel Lee
Guy Tréjan ...
Robert Deval
Elga Andersen ...
Kate Cross
Marie Dubois ...
Suzanne Walter
Nathalie Nerval ...
Tatiana Vlassov
André Falcon ...
French Diplomat
Robert Party ...
Debecourt
William Sabatier ...
Mercadier - Foreign Affairs official
Robert Alda ...
Polygraph interrogator
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Jeannine Santelli
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Vlassov (Yul Brynner) is a Soviet spy. In France, Vlassov defects. He is whisked to the U.S.A., where Allan Davies (Henry Fonda) takes over the case. After polygraph tests and cross-examinations, Vlassov names several Western European agents who are also spying for the Soviets. Davies wants to take the listed agents into custody; meanwhile, those on the list start dying under mysterious circumstances. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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spy | france | espionage | defection | germany | See more »

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Thriller

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November 1973 (USA)  »

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Night Flight from Moscow  »

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The date in which the most sophisticated and deadly spy network in the world advised the President of the United States to step outside all legal channels to preserve the security of the country was 15th October 1972. The date in which they thought they may have made an incredible mistake was 15th September 1973. See more »

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Twisted and somehow realistic
29 December 1999 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

We all know about the living characters who inspired the plot but this movie adds a note of ambiance and gives a inside view of the cold war merciless hunt for deeply buried moles...

The actors, American, English and French are outstanding, the plot is larger than life. It seems now a piece of History but it reminds us that a lot was at stake not so long ago.

"Le Serpent" is probably one of the best spy movies ever made, it is certainly one of the best French ones.


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