- Director: John Huston
- Writer: Noel Behn; Gladys Hill
- Producer: Carter DeHaven; Sam Wiesenthal
With a completely bizarre use of language: a couple of sentences in Russian and then into American English, Huston makes a complete mess of a mess.
By throwing in all the elements of controversy: the odd lesbian, drag queens, a gay man here and there, drugs, a male prostitute et al. He manages to achieve no tension in a tangle of stilted acting.
Richard Boone's performance is, frankly, embarrassing.
Nothing but immemorable.
A network of older spies from the West recruits a young intelligence officer with a photographic memory to accompany them on a mission inside Russia. They must recover a letter written by the CIA that promises American assistance to Russia if China gets the atomic bomb.