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To Skin a Spy (1966)

Avec la peau des autres (original title)
| Thriller | 1966 (Italy)
A French secret agent gets a license to kill when he is sent to Vienna to plug a security leak in this routine spy saga. He is caught in the crossfire of international enemy agents trying to eliminate the French.

Director:

Jacques Deray

Writers:

Gilles Perrault (novel), Georges Bardawil (dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lino Ventura ... Pascal Fabre
Jean Bouise ... Margeri
Marilù Tolo ... Anna
Jean Servais ... Wegelt
Wolfgang Preiss ... Chalieff
Louis Arbessier Louis Arbessier ... Le colonel
Adrian Hoven ... Kern
Ellen Bahl Ellen Bahl ... Mme Kern (as Ellen Baal)
Charles Regnier Charles Regnier ... Erfuhrt
Mino Doro Mino Doro
Paul Pavel Paul Pavel ... Un tueur de Ermolov
Raoul Guylad ... Karl
Guy Mairesse Guy Mairesse ... Un tueur de Ermolov
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A French secret agent gets a license to kill when he is sent to Vienna to plug a security leak in this routine spy saga. He is caught in the crossfire of international enemy agents trying to eliminate the French.

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Genres:

Thriller

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French | German | English

Release Date:

1966 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

10.000 dollaria ston proto katadoti See more »

Filming Locations:

Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 48159 delivered on 16-11-1966. See more »

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Another spy thriller
7 August 2005 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Although the screenplay was written by Jose Giovanni ,it was not representative of his work:his world was the world of romantic gangsters,cops,raiders or losers(often played by Lino Ventura or Alain Delon).He had often denounced death penalty long before it was abolished in his country.

This is to my knowledge Giovanni's only attempt at a spy thriller.It's a routine work,but generally the plot is decipherable,which is not always the case with double agents stories.Effective directing by Jacques Deray who would have his hour of glory with Alain Delon ("la piscine" "Borsalino").Lino Ventura does a good job.


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