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Catch Me a Spy (1971)

Andrej (Kirk Douglas), a smuggler of microfilmed Russian manuscripts, uses the luggage of unsuspecting travellers 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 (Kirk Douglas), a smuggler of microfilmed Russian manuscripts, uses the luggage of unsuspecting travellers to transport the contraband out of the country.

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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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Sir Tom Courtenay (Baxter Clarke) starred in Writer and Director Dick Clement's Otley (1969) as the title character. it was also a spy/espionage satire. See more »

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Featured in Hollywood Comedy Legends (2011) See more »

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Marlène Jobert outshines Kirk Douglas
9 April 2000 | by cwpaulSee all my reviews

Jobert's Gallic charm radiates through her voice, eyes and mannerisms. Kirk Douglas seems to look disheartened at his role. He appears flat and strained at times. He does have his moments. Douglas tells a very funny joke to Fabièn (Jobert) about Russian researchers determining the age of a mummy.

A few scenes seem stolen from Jobert's Rider On the Rain (of particular note hiding in the closet and being discovered, peering through a shop window). Jobert's comedic talent comes easily and properly dovetails into the serious aspects of the plot. Sir Trevor's scene stealing butler is absolutely hilarious and rivals Tom Courteny's role as the bungling spy. While the plot may seem a tad contrived, it comes across quite well, if one takes the time to relax and be entertained. The ending does leave you with the feeling that there should have been a sequel. Like "Rider On the Rain", her on-screen husband comes across unappreciative of having a loyal and dedicated beauty such as Jobert for a wife. Also reflecting the cold war times , you have lies, counter-lies and disinformation battering the truth.

Overall, you may find yourself watching this movie a few times for the sheer fun of it!


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