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Never Let Me Go (1953)





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The unquenchable passion between an American foreign correspondent and his Russian wife, a ballerina, forms the basis of this action drama that begins when the journalist is forced to leave his Moscow post after penning a few anti-communist articles. Unfortunately, the government forces his wife to remain in the country.
Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama , Mystery & Suspense , Romance
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Clark Gable
as Philip Sutherland
Gene Tierney
as Marya Lamarkina
Bernard Miles
as Joe Brooks
Richard Haydn
as Christopher Wellington St. John Denny
as Valentina Alexandrovna
Kenneth More
as Steve Quillan
Karel Stepanek
as Commissar
Theodore Bikel
as Lieutenant
Anna Valentina
as Svetlana Mikhailovna
Anton Dolin
as Marya's Partner
Robert Henderson
as US Ambassador
Stanley Maxted
as John Barnes
Meinhart Maur
as Lemkov
Alexis Chesnakov
as Gen. Zhdanov
Peter Illing
as N.K.V.D. Man
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Critic Reviews for Never Let Me Go

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Delmer Daves' agit-prop feature of the Cold War era stars Gable as American journalist in Moscow, trying to rescue his Soviet ballerina wife, played by Gene Tierney.

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Audience Reviews for Never Let Me Go


Never Let Me Go (1953) This cold war love story was written by British crime novelist, Andrew Garve. Philip Sutherland (Clark Gable) is an American news writer for British news anchor, Steve Quillian (Kenneth More). It's the end of the war and Phillip's narration explains how the early wartime alliance of nations is slowly moving towards distrust in Joe Stalin's USSR. Philip has been madly in love with a Russian ballerina, Marya Lamarkina (Gene Tierney) and she in him. Although they both know that this whole affair is doomed from the start, they get married anyway. They meet another couple, British Christopher Wellington St. John Denny (Richard Haydn) and Svetlana Mikhailovna (Anna Valentina) in a similar situation. Now they need to find a way to be together. Philip thought that he would simply stay in the USSR, but the government deports him, denies his Visa, and refuses to let Marya leave with him. Now Philip and Christopher, using Joe Brooks (Bernard Miles) who has a boat, must sneak back into Russia and smuggle Marya and Svetlana out of the USSR.

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