To Catch a Spy

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To Catch a Spy
Directed by Dick Clement
Produced by Pierre Braunberger
Steven Pallos
Written by Dick Clement
Ian La Frenais
George Marton (novel)
Tibor Méray (novel)
Starring Kirk Douglas
Marlène Jobert
Trevor Howard
Tom Courtenay
Music by Claude Bolling
Distributed by J. Arthur Rank Film Distributors
Release dates
6 September 1971
Running time
94 minutes (UK)
Country United Kingdom
United States
Language English

To Catch a Spy is a 1971 comedy spy film directed by Dick Clement and starring Kirk Douglas, Marlène Jobert, Trevor Howard, Richard Pearson, Garfield Morgan, Angharad Rees and Robert Raglan.[1] It was written by Clement and Ian La Frenais. It was a co-production between Britain, the United States and France, which was filmed in Bucharest, Romania. It was also part filmed on Loch Awe and Loch Etive, where the gunboat scenes were filmed, Scotland, and featured Kirk Douglas running through a herd of Highland cattle which were owned by David Fellowes. It was also released as Catch Me a Spy.


A young British schoolteacher heads to the Eastern Bloc to try to locate her husband who has gone missing, and soon turns out to have been detained by Soviet intelligence as a spy.[2]


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