Friday, February 23, 2018

"The Russians Are Coming" (upside down)

This might be a good day to recall Norman Jewison’s 1966 satire-comedy “The Russians Are Coming” (repeated, with the second time written upside down). It’s based on Nathaniel Bentley’s novel and William Rose’s screenplay.  Almost another Strangelove.

A Russian submarine gets too close to the New England coast, and when they go ashore toward Gloucester, MA, the townspeople decide that World War III has started.

Carl Reiner, Alan Arkin, John Landis, Eva Marie Saint all shine.

Of course, today, the Russians really are coming.  Time for a remake?
The film was produced by Mirsch and released by United Artists; today the DVD comes from Kino Lorber.

Update:  Hillary Clinton warns that the Russians really are coming

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