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Es muß nicht immer Kaviar sein (1961)

Bank accountant Thomas Lieven is forced to work as a triple agent for the British, the French and the Nazis.


Géza von Radványi, Helmut Käutner (uncredited) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
O.W. Fischer ... Thomas Lieven
Eva Bartok ... Vera
Senta Berger ... Francoise
Geneviève Cluny Geneviève Cluny ... Mimi
Jean Richard ... Siméon
Geneviève Kervine ... Nancy
Viktor de Kowa ... Loos
Werner Peters ... Zumbusch
Wolfgang Reichmann ... Hofbauer
Fritz Tillmann Fritz Tillmann ... General von Felseneck
Karl Schönböck ... Lovejoy
Peter Carsten ... Bastian
Günter Meisner ... Redner Meetingsaal
Hans W. Hamacher Hans W. Hamacher ... Kommissar Denis
Werner Finck


Bank accountant Thomas Lieven is forced to work as a triple agent for the British, the French and the Nazis.

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Comedy | Thriller


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West Germany | France



Release Date:

20 October 1963 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Operation Caviar See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Saw it, wants to own it.
8 March 2004 | by epistemo101See all my reviews

I saw the movie a long time ago. It is nothing like the actual book. I own the German, Dutch and English versions of this item (book that is) and am still looking for the movie. As intense as the book is, the movie displays the whole story with a funny undertone. Some might not like this, since the story is based on the actual life of a certain individual. It is one of the top movies coming from the German/French production houses that were active in the early 60's, and it is a must have for any movie collector.

Again, it is nothing like the book. But still, an extremely good story.

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