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Director:
Writers:
Noel Behn (novel)
John Huston (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
1 February 1970 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Don't trust anyone in THE KREMLIN LETTER See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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

Anthony Chinn ... Kitai

Guy Deghy ... Professor

John Huston ... Admiral
Fulvia Ketoff ... Sonia Potkin

Vonetta McGee ... The Negress

Marc Lawrence ... The Priest

Cyril Shaps ... Police Doctor
Christopher Sandford ... Rudolph

Hana Maria Pravda ... Mrs. Kazar (as Hana-Maria Pravda)

George Pravda ... Kazar
Ludmilla Dudarova ... Mrs. Potkin
Dimitri Tamarov ... Ilya
Pehr-Olof Sirén ... Receptionist
Daniel Smid ... Waiter

Victor Beaumont ... The Dentist
Steffen Zacharias ... Dittomachine (as Steve Zacharias)
Laura Forin ... Elena Potkin
Saara Ranin ... Mikail's Mother (as Saara Rannin)
Sacha Carafa ... Mrs. Grodin
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Brandon Brady ... Clocker Dan (uncredited)

Larry Cross ... Member of Tillnger Foundation (uncredited)
Roger Nikkanen ... Extra in Finland (uncredited)
Rune Sandlund ... Mikhail (uncredited)

Directed by
John Huston 
 
Writing credits
Noel Behn (novel "The Kremlin Letter")

John Huston (screenplay) and
Gladys Hill (screenplay)

Produced by
Carter DeHaven .... producer
Sam Wiesenthal .... producer
John Huston .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Robert Drasnin 
 
Cinematography by
Edward Scaife (director of photography) (as Ted Scaife)
 
Film Editing by
Russell Lloyd 
 
Casting by
Robert Lennard  (as Bob Lennard)
 
Production Design by
Ted Haworth 
 
Art Direction by
Elven Webb 
 
Set Decoration by
Dario Simoni 
 
Costume Design by
John Furniss 
 
Makeup Department
George Frost .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
David C. Anderson .... production manager (as David Anderson)
Tony LaMarca .... unit production manager: NYC/USA
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gus Agosti .... first assistant director
Carlo Cotti .... second assistant director
Åke Lindman .... assistant director: Finland (uncredited)
Nigel Wooll .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Giovanni Natalucci .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Renato Cadueri .... sound
Basil Fenton-Smith .... sound
Leslie Hodgson .... sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dudley Lovell .... camera operator (uncredited)
Laurie Shane .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Edoardo Romani .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Robert Drasnin .... conductor
 
Other crew
Ernest Anderson .... unit publicist (as Ernie Anderson)
Lucie Lichtig .... script supervisor (as Lucy Lichtig)
Michael Maslansky .... unit publicist
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Kremlin Letter" - Canada (English title) (imdb display title)
"La carta del Kremlin" - Colombia (imdb display title), Spain
"La lettre du Kremlin" - Canada (French title) (dubbed version), France
"Το γράμμα του Κρεμλίνου" - Greece
"Кремлевское письмо" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"A Carta do Kremlin" - Portugal
"Brevet til Kreml" - Norway
"Brevet til Kreml" - Denmark
"Brevet till Kreml" - Sweden
"Carta ao Kremlin" - Brazil (imdb display title)
"Der Brief an den Kreml" - West Germany
"Geheimmission Kreml" - West Germany (video title)
"Kremlin kirje" - Finland
"Kremlin mektubu" - Turkey (Turkish title)
"Lettera al Kremlino" - Italy
"Levél a Kremlbe" - Hungary (imdb display title)
"List na Kreml" - Poland (imdb display title)
"Scrisoarea de la Kremlin" - Romania (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
120 min
Country:
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:SOA | Finland:K-16 | France:Tous publics | Germany:16 (re-rating) | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:18 (1970) | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (cut theatrical version) | UK:18 (video rating) | UK:15 (video re-rating) | USA:M | West Germany:18 (nf) (original rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
John Huston asked Joss Ackland to play Warlock, but producer Carter DeHaven insisted on a transatlantic name.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: The icebreaker drops them off in the frozen Kara Sea. Later Colonel Kosnov says, "Goddamn fools! Trying to come in through Vorkuta." Vorkuta is over 100 miles inland from the Kara Sea.See more »
Quotes:
Warlock:[while knitting... ] Rudolph says he's in love with me. He claims that I'm the only one he's been in love with since Polakov, and talking about their affair makes him weep. He wants me to leave the professor and move in with him. I told him it wouldn't be wise to break off so suddenly but that I would find a way soon. I'm knitting these bed socks for him.See more »
Soundtrack:
Sobre las olas (Over the Waves)See more »

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23 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Best spy flick ever, 6 March 2003
Author: warlock from canada

Best spy film of the genre. It has an exceptionally high caliber of actors who, portray the coldness, ruthlessness and reality of espionage, particularly during the cold war. The premise of the film is complex in that things are not what they seem. The reality of what spies do is never depicted more coldly and as a result more negatively in what it entails and the cost it has to one's humanity. If one is interested in a movie that, even by today's standards, would not be made, because there are no 'heroes', see the best spy movie Ever.

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