The Kremlin Letter

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Starting out as an all-star espionage saga with a state secret as the supposed Grail, this quickly reveals itself as a serpentine tale of treachery and double-dealing. What makes the film so powerful is that where before such films have generally titillated us with their stories of violence and sex in defence of one's country, Huston structures his film around such expectations, so forcing us to take account of his spies' actions. The resulting film is possibly the clearest statement of Huston's vision of a cruel and senseless world in operation.

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Duration: 121 mins

Cast and crew

Director: John Huston
Screenwriter: John Huston, Gladys Hill
Cast: Richard Boone
Bibi Andersson
Max von Sydow
Patrick O'Neal
Orson Welles
Ronald Radd
Nigel Green
Dean Jagger
Lila Kedrova
Barbara Parkins
George Sanders
John Huston
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