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Serpent, The (1973, Dirk Bogarde, Yul Brynner)



In The Serpent, Vlassov is a Soviet spy who defects in France. He is whisked to the U.S, where Allan Davies 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.

production details
Germany – Italy – France | Films La Boetie | 113 minutes | 1973

Novel: Pierre Nord
Writers: illes Perrault, Henri Verneuil
Music: Ennio Morricone
Director: Henri Verneuil

Yul Brynner as Col. Alexi Vlassov
Henry Fonda as Alan Davies
Dirk Bogarde as Philip Boyle
Virna Lisi as Mrs. Annabel Lee
Robert Alda as Polygraph interrogator
Farley Granger as directeur de programme informatique
Philippe Noiret as Lucien Berthon
Michel Bouquet as Tavel
Martin Held as Lepke
Guy Tréjan as Deval
Marie Dubois as Suzanne
Elga Andersen as Kate Cross
André Falcon as un diplomate français
William Sabatier as Mercadier
François Maistre as inspecteur Joss
Paola Pitagora as Jeannine Santelli
Herbert Fux
Eva Maria Meineke
Jean Desailly
Luigi Diberti
Robert Party
Nathalie Nerval



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