Conspiracy thriller inspired by the conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination of JFK. After a fictional president is assassinated, a determined, tough prosecutor investigates the emerging conspiracy behind it.
Dr. Simon Sparrow's (Sir Dirk Bogarde's) love life improves dramatically when the lovely Delia Mallory (Samantha Eggar) is brought into casualty with a sprained ankle. She's relieved at the... See full summary »
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A young journalist stumbles across something much more sinister than a simple suicide in the death of a politician - the death seems to be an assassination contrived by an American ... See full summary »
The setting is the Riviera in autumn. A retired English businessman (Sir Dirk Bogarde) has just been through heart surgery, but it has, apparently, done little to relieve his constant pain ... See full summary »
During World War I, Army Private Arthur James Hamp is accused of desertion during battle. The officer assigned to defend him at his court-martial, Captain Hargreaves, finds out there is more to the case than meets the eye.
Francois always despised the textile barons who ruled his local town. But he fell in love with the family heiress Gilberte. Ten years ago, he would have married her. Now only hatred holds them together. Francois is accused of murder. A hooker and a football star lie slaughtered. He thinks he has been framed by the mob. Going underground, he finds that the trail leads all the way to the top - to ... See full summary »
Colonel Alexei Vlassov (Yul Brynner) is a Soviet spy. In France, he defects. He is whisked to the U.S.A., where Allan Davies (Henry Fonda) takes over the case. After polygraph tests and cross-examinations, Vlassov names several Western European Agents who are also spying for the Soviets. Davies wants to take the listed Agents into custody. Meanwhile, those on the list start dying under mysterious circumstances.Written by
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In addition to the parallels between MI6's Philip Boyle (Sir Dirk Bogarde) in this movie and Kim Philby in real-life, there is another parallel between the head of the C.I.A. characters. The name of the Director of the C.I.A. in this movie, Allan Davies (Henry Fonda), seems to be a tribute to Allen Dulles, who, in real-life, was the Director of the C.I.A. from 1953 to 1961. Beside their names, the resemblance of facial lines of these two men is remarkable as well. See more »
He is finished and he knows it. He will get a score of medals and he will quietly fade away under wraps.
That serpent has tasted Eden
[showing the American cigarette he is smoking]
. They won't trust him again.
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Pharaoh/King of Siam represented his native country only once
The convoluted spy movie "Le serpent" ("Night Flight to Moscow" in English) features Yul Brynner as a Soviet colonel who defects to the United States, claiming that he has info about an assassination network. Much of the movie focuses on the intelligence communities in different countries investigating what he said. This probably would have been easier to watch in the cinema, since you need to know when to have subtitles turned on: they suddenly start speaking different languages at random times.
It's not a great movie, but worth seeing. Just understand that this is a complicated one; no James Bond stuff here. Also starring Henry Fonda, Dirk Bogarde, Farley Granger, Philippe Noiret and Virna Lisi.
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