Spy Trap

Australia, 1987

Film
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This Australian documentary/drama tells how the defection of Soviet spy Vladmir Petrov in Canberra 1954 led to a political crisis in Australia and the eventual ‘smoking out’ of the century’s master spy, Harold Russell (Kim) Philby - a senior KGB agent for more than fifty years. Included is much of the most recent footage of Philby himself.

Credits

producer/director

Bill Bemister

production company

ABC-TV (Australia)

Language

English

Duration

01:30:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

37290

Subject categories

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Spies

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Petrov, Vladimir Mikhailovich, 1907-

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Philby, Kim, 1912-1988

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

History → Australia - History - 1945-1965

History → Petrov, Vladimir Mikhailovich, 1907-

History → Philby, Kim, 1912-1988

People → Petrov, Vladimir Mikhailovich, 1907-

People → Philby, Kim, 1912-1988

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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