Man on a String

Man on a String

Director: André De Toth Cast: Ernest Borgnine, Kerwin Mathews, Colleen Dewhurst


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An unexceptional spy drama by Andre De Toth, Man on a String is based on an autobiography by counterspy Boris Morros, here given the name of Boris Mitrov and played by Ernest Borgnine. Mitrov was born in Russia but had been a citizen of the U.S. for some time when he joins up with a Russian spy network. He is caught out by the CIA, and they offer him a deal: go to the USSR and spy for our side, or else. Boris' boss is Bob Avery (the handsome Kerwin Mathews) and Colleen Dewhurst is Helen Benson, the lone female in the story. Clichéd dialogue aside, the scenes shot in Moscow and Berlin add convincing realism to the action.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/16/2010
UPC: 0043396355071
Original Release: 1960
Rating: PG
Source: Sony Pictures Home
Presentation: [B&W]
Sales rank: 44,930

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ernest Borgnine Boris Mitrov
Kerwin Mathews Bob Avery
Colleen Dewhurst Helen Benson
Alexander Scourby Vadja Kubelov
Glenn Corbett Frank Sanford
Friedrich Joloff Nikolai Chapayev
Richard Kendrick Inspector Jenkins
Ed Prentiss Adrian Benson
Reginald Pasch Otto Bergman
Carl Jaffe People's Judge
Eva Pflug Rosnova
Michael Mellinger Detective
Clete Roberts Narrator
Vladimir Sokoloff Papa
Holger Hagen Hans Gruenwald

Technical Credits
André De Toth Director
Carl Anderson Art Director
Albert Benitz Cinematographer
Al Clark Editor
James Crowe Set Decoration/Design
Louis de Rochemont Producer
George Duning Score Composer
John H. Kafka Screenwriter
Charles Lawton Cinematographer
Boris Morros Songwriter
Gayne Rescher Cinematographer
Virginia Shaler Screenwriter

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