Actress Coral Browne travels to Moscow, and meets a mysterious Englishman. Turns out he's the notorious spy, Guy Burgess. Based on a true story, with Ms. Browne playing herself. Written by
David Spalding <http://korova.com/film>
Did You Know?
At the same time in Moscow Guy Burgess also met with Michael Redgrave, who was playing Hamlet and who he had known at Cambridge University. A memo from January 9 1959 declassified in 2014 described their going to a party together and to Burgess's flat, showing that Redgrave had been under surveillance by MI5 for his alleged Communist sympathies for many years. See more
When Coral, in Burgess' flat, says 'The theatre's in a dreadful state', her lips are out of sync. See more
I wouldn't care, but it's only the interval. If you want to come round and be sick you might at least save it for the end of the performance.
[At end of opening credits] "Although some incidents are imaginary... this is a true story. It happened to Coral Browne in 1958." See more
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