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Philip Kimberly, the former head of the British Secret Service who defected to Russia, is given plastic surgery and sent back to Britain by the K.G.B. to retrieve some vital documents. With the documents in hand, he instead plays off MI6 and the K.G.B. against each other.Written by
When Kimberly is listening to the news broadcast of his "death", the newscaster refers to the Manhattan Project spy Ethel Rosenberg as Esther Rosenberg. See more »
[reading a paper]
"Press agency Moscow. April 27th." But that's six months from now! "The death of Sir Philip Kimberley was announced here today. Former Director General, British Secret Service, defected." It's all here!
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Made after some of the best spy drama movies, including the TV adaptation of Le Carre's Smiley's People, you have to wonder how they got it so wrong. And with Michael Caine, Olivier and Charles Gray! And with the director of the grittiest early Bond movies! It was totally ridiculous as a story and as a film, but also hugely endearing to a Brit who has lived in Asia for over 25 years. I got the same pleasure watching this as I did in seeing the sets wobble in "The Builders" episode of Fawlty Towers. The whole thing wobbled, especially the acting. Oliver's mention of the leather chair to Michael Medwin was the only finely delivered line.
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