This Soviet espionage thriller was released in some markets as Secret Agent and The Scout's Exploit. Fedotov (Pavel Kadochnikov) is a WW II-era Russian spy chief. His mission is to steal a packet of valuable documents from a Nazi general. At sake is the future safety of the Ukraine (something that Josef Stalin had not been particularly interested in during the 1920s and 1930s!) Director Boris Barnet shows up in a minor role. When first released in the U.S., Secret Mission was subtitled rather than English-dubbed, limiting its audience appeal. The pervading anti-communist sentiments in America further hurt the film's chances for stateside success.
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