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Catch Me a Spy (1971)

Andrej, a smuggler of microfilmed Russian manuscripts, uses the luggage of unsuspecting travelers to transport the contraband out of the country.

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Dick Clement
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirk Douglas ... Andrej
Marlène Jobert ... Fabienne
Trevor Howard ... Sir Trevor Dawson
Tom Courtenay ... Baxter Clarke
Patrick Mower ... John Fenton
Bernadette Lafont ... Simone
Bernard Blier ... Webb
Sacha Pitoëff ... Stefan
Richard Pearson ... Haldane
Garfield Morgan ... The Husband
Angharad Rees ... Victoria
Isabel Dean ... Celia
Robin Parkinson Robin Parkinson ... British Officer
Jonathan Cecil ... British Attaché
Robert Raglan ... Ambassador
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Andrej, a smuggler of microfilmed Russian manuscripts, uses the luggage of unsuspecting travelers to transport the contraband out of the country.

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Genres:

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Certificate:

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Country:

France | UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 September 1971 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

To Catch a Spy See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Photoplay magazine reported that Kirk Douglas was planning to buy a UK residence after his happy experience filming this. See more »

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Featured in Hollywood Comedy Legends (2011) See more »

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Other than the fact that I hated this film....
13 February 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This terrible little film is clearly among the worst Kirk Douglas ever made. It's not as bad as "Saturn 3"...but what is?!

When the film begins, a couple in honeymooning in Bucharest (???). What they don't realize is that the guy working in the hotel is NOT an employee but a smuggler (Kirk Douglas). Because of his actions, the husband is arrested and his wife (Marlène Jobert) is left wondering what happened. Even though it makes no sense at all, she later ends up handcuffed with the smuggler and then on the run with him...and it's all supposed to be kooky and romantic. Well, to me it just comes off as annoying and nonsensical...and Jobert's voice often grated on me. The smuggler says at one point "...you are such a child"...and her voice does sometimes sound like one. Poorly written, poorly acted and boring.


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