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The Serpent (1973)

Le serpent (original title)
PG | | Thriller | November 1973 (USA)
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A soviet diplomat hatches a complicated plan to enable him to defect to the West.

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Col. Alexei Vlassov
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Philip Boyle
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Lucien Berthon
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Tavel
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Robert Deval
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Kate Cross
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Suzanne Walter
Nathalie Nerval ...
Tatiana Vlassov
André Falcon ...
French Diplomat
Robert Party ...
Debecourt
William Sabatier ...
Mercadier - Foreign Affairs official
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Polygraph interrogator
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Jeannine Santelli
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Vlassov (Yul Brynner) is a Soviet spy. In France, Vlassov defects. He is whisked to the U.S.A., where Allan Davies (Henry Fonda) takes over the case. After polygraph tests and cross-examinations, Vlassov names several Western European agents who are also spying for the Soviets. Davies wants to take the listed agents into custody; meanwhile, those on the list start dying under mysterious circumstances. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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One of these men is working for the C.I.A.

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Night Flight from Moscow  »

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This movie's lead cast is totally cosmopolitan: Yul Brynner was Russian, Henry Fonda was American, Dirk Bogarde was English, whilst Philippe Noiret is French and Virna Lisi is Italian. See more »

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Allan Davies: He is finished and he knows it. He will get a score of medals and he will quietly fade away under wraps.
?Connolly?: How come?
Allan Davies: That serpent has tasted Eden
[showing the American cigarette he is smoking]
Allan Davies: . They won't trust him again.
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Pharaoh/King of Siam represented his native country only once
13 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

The convoluted spy movie "Le serpent" ("Night Flight to Moscow" in English) features Yul Brynner as a Soviet colonel who defects to the United States, claiming that he has info about an assassination network. Much of the movie focuses on the intelligence communities in different countries investigating what he said. This probably would have been easier to watch in the cinema, since you need to know when to have subtitles turned on: they suddenly start speaking different languages at random times.

It's not a great movie, but worth seeing. Just understand that this is a complicated one; no James Bond stuff here. Also starring Henry Fonda, Dirk Bogarde, Farley Granger, Philippe Noiret and Virna Lisi.


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