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A Dandy in Aspic (1968)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 2 April 1968 (USA)
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During the Cold War, the British and Soviet Intelligence services attempt to out-fox one another using the homesick double-Agent Krasnevin a.k.a. Alexander Eberlin (Laurence Harvey) as a pawn in the complex spy-game.

Directors:

Anthony Mann, Laurence Harvey (uncredited)

Writers:

Derek Marlowe (screenplay), Derek Marlowe (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurence Harvey ... Krasnevin aka Alexander Eberlin
Tom Courtenay ... Gatiss
Mia Farrow ... Caroline
Harry Andrews ... Fraser
Peter Cook ... Prentiss
Lionel Stander ... Sobakevich
Per Oscarsson ... Pavel
Barbara Murray ... Miss Vogler
John Bird John Bird ... Henderson
Norman Bird ... Copperfield
Geoffrey Bayldon ... Lake
Calvin Lockhart ... Brogue
James Cossins ... Heston-Stevas
Michael Trubshawe ... Flowers
Lockwood West Lockwood West ... Quince
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Storyline

Double-Agent Alexander Eberlin (Laurence Harvey) is assigned by the British to hunt out a Russian spy, known to them as Krasnevin. Only Eberlin knows that Krasnevin is none other than himself. Accompanying him on his mission is a ruthless partner, who gradually discovers his secret as Eberlin tries to maneuver himself out of a desperate situation. Written by alfiehitchie

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He has never seen her before. He may never see her again..! See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Spionen som ingen ville ha See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Debut theatrical movie of Mia Farrow (Caroline). See more »

Quotes

Gatiss: [to Caroline about Eberlin] I do believe you two would have gone on well together. You haven't got a past, and he hasn't got a future. None at all.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are shown over a scene of someone moving a marionette by pulling on the various strings. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Greetings (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

If You Want Love
by Ernie Sheldon and Quincy Jones
sung by Shirley Horn
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spy thriller script needed tightening up
18 September 2018 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

Mia Farrow made this one about the same time as Rosemary's Baby...this one is MUCH more low key... a spy thrilla. Lithuanian born Laurence Harvey had been in films since the 1940s, and was nominated for an oscar in 1960. died young of cancer at age 45. Harvey is "Eberlin", who is hired to find and kill Krasnevin, another spy. Moves pretty slowly, and the music is more erie than it needs to be. the special effects are pretty lame, lots of un-necessary echoing for effect. and it would have been more exciting if they hadn't given away so much of the plot so early on. Gets a bit more exciting when he tries to travel into east berlin, which was still quite restricted in 1967. It's ok. tries to be more exciting and mysterious than it is. Eberlin bumps into various characters along the way, and he must figure out who's on his side, and who is not. apparently the first director croaked during filming, so this probably accounts for some of the choppiness. Keep an eye out for "Max" from Hart to Hart (Lionel Stander). No big dealio. Writer Derek Marlowe had done mostly television... had a couple stories made into films.


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