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Filmed in 1955, Les Espions (The Spies) was based on Midnight Patient, a novel by Egon Hostowsky. The scene is a rundown sanitarium, which is subtly but thoroughly taken over by a ruthless gang of international spies. One of the new "patients" is purportedly the inventor of a new nuclear explosive device, which of course attracts the attention of Russian and American counterspies. When it turns out that the inventor is a phony, it throws the entires espionage community into a frenzy. Before long, it is impossible to tell the good guys from the bad. As confusing as it sounds, Les Espions has the advantage of a superb international cast, including Curt Jurgens, Sam Jaffe, and Peter Ustinov. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Curd Jürgens
as Visitor
Gerard Sety
as Malic
Véra Clouzot
as Patient
Sam Jaffe
as American Agent
Peter Ustinov
as Michael Kiminsky
Martita Hunt
as Nurse
O.E. Hasse
as Vogel
Paul Carpenter
as Colonel

Crew

Henri-Georges Clouzot
Director
Henri-Georges Clouzot
Screenwriter
Jerome Geronimi
Screenwriter
Egon Hostowsky
Book Author
Christian Matras
Cinematographer
Georges Auric
Composer (Music Score)
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