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.
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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
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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