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The Saturday Thriller: Destiny of a Spy


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The British premiere of a feature film specially made for TV.
Popular TV Western star Lorne Greene switches roles to play a reluctant and disillusioned Russian spy ordered to London to persuade a top British scientist to defect.
The film was made on location in London last year.
(This Week's Films: page 11)


Writer: Stanford Whitmore
Based on the novel by: John Blackburn
Producer: Jack Laird
Director: Boris Sagal
Peter Vanin: Lorne Greene
Megan Thomas: Rachel Roberts
Colonel Malendin: Anthony Quayle
Sir Martin Rolfe: James Donald
General Kirk: Harry Andrews
John Flack: Patrick Magee
Julius Bates: Patrick Newell
Supt Poole: Raymond Huntley

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