The Spies (1957, France)

Original title: Les espions

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Running time: 120 minutes

Language: French

Doctor Malik is running small psychiatric clinic, he finds it hard to make a living out of it. One day some man approaches him in a bar with itriguing offer. He says that he is American intelligence agent Colonel Howard and offeres Malik a small fortune for taking a patient into his clinic, but not actually patient. He won’t know who the man is, all he has to do is keep him away from the eyes of other people. Malik agrees and takes the money. Just like Howard predicted strange people begin to turn up in Malik’s clinic and he feels he made a mistake in getting involved in a shady business.

French thriller and mystery movie about ordinary man caught into spy game where noone tells the whole truth. The plot is quite complexed and even at some points hard to follow, but the whole movie is very good.

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Our rating

5.6 / 10

Movie value

6 / 10

Realism factor

2 / 5

Adventure factor

2 / 5

Story complexity

4 / 5

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Creators of The Spies

Henri-Georges Clouzot films

Henri-Georges Clouzot


Henri-Georges Clouzot films

Henri-Georges Clouzot


Jean Clouzot films

Jean Clouzot


Egon Hostovsky films

Egon Hostovsky


Cast of The Spies

Gerard Sety films

Gerard Sety

as Doctor Malik

Vera Clouzot films

Vera Clouzot

as Lucie

Peter Ustinov films

Peter Ustinov

as Michel Kiminsky

Sam Jaffe films

Sam Jaffe

as Sam Cooper

Martita Hunt films

Martita Hunt

as Connie Harper

Curd Jurgens films

Curd Jurgens

as Alex

Paul Carpenter films

Paul Carpenter

as Colonel Howard

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