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The Kremlin Letter (1970)

During the Cold War a Naval Intelligence officer endowed with a powerful photographic memory is transferred to the CIA to participate in a covert operation in Moscow.

Director:

John Huston

Writers:

Noel Behn (novel), John Huston (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bibi Andersson ... Erika Kosnov
Richard Boone ... Ward
Nigel Green ... The Whore
Dean Jagger ... Highwayman
Lila Kedrova ... Madam Sophie
Micheál MacLiammóir ... Sweet Alice
Patrick O'Neal ... Charles Rone
Barbara Parkins ... B.A.
Ronald Radd ... Captain Potkin
George Sanders ... Warlock
Raf Vallone ... Puppet Maker
Max von Sydow ... Colonel Kosnov
Orson Welles ... Bresnavitch
Sandor Elès ... Lt. Grodin (as Sandor Eles)
Niall MacGinnis ... Erector Set
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A network of older spies from the West recruits a young intelligence officer with a photographic memory to accompany them on a mission inside Russia. They must recover a letter written by the CIA that promises American assistance to Russia if China gets the atomic bomb. Written by <eteam@sunsent.com>

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Source novelist Noel Behn based his novel of 'the Kremlin letter' on his experiences in working for the US Army's Counterintelligence Corps. See more »

Goofs

When Ward and the Whore talk in the bathroom at the end, the movie crew is reflected in the tiles. See more »

Quotes

Ward: What a spot for Bresnavitch to be in. He could take his pick of the masterpieces, destroy the files and unload the paintings through his boyfriend in Paris.
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Written by Maurice Williams
Played at the Moscow club
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One of the best spy thrillers made
5 August 1999 | by Doogie-20See all my reviews

When this film was released it used what I thought was a new technique to convey a foreign language spoken by the characters. The film is part suspense, part thriller. Far better than any James Bond flick and by far better than the Spy Who Came in from the Cold. It keeps moving with twists to keep the viewer on his/her seat edge wondering who is who and who can be trusted. Why this hasn't been released on video is a complete mystery to me. All this time I've been thinking that every print must have been destroyed in one of the many studio archive fires a few years back.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian | French

Release Date:

1 February 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brevet til Kreml See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,095,000 (estimated)
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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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