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?
As Burgess pumps, about 40 minutes into the movie, the pianola made by Schiedmayer & Söhne, Stuttgart, is playing an original Themodist roll number T82556, "Spanish Dances, Op. 12, No.3" by Moritz Moszkowski (1854-1925). The 65/88-note pianola was supplied by Rex Lawson, and it is now (2009) owned by a friend of his in Hackney, east London. See more
When Coral, in Burgess' flat, says 'The theatre's in a dreadful state', her lips are out of sync. See more
You steal my soap, you steal my cigarettes, you even stole my face powder.
I know. One should have asked. One is such a coward.
[At end of opening credits] "Although some incidents are imaginary... this is a true story. It happened to Coral Browne in 1958." See more