A grim, humorless attempt at recreating NINOTCHKA that gets a resounding nyet
on every level. Based on a story by Harry Saltzman (producer of the James Bond films as well as countless others), Ben Hecht's script falls far short of his usual quality. Even the addition of numerous
one-liners by the Hope staff writers, who were always brought in to pepper his scripts with bons mots, is no help. Hepburn and Hope were imported to England to make this picture, and how two such veterans could have been hoodwinked into appearing in such a turkey is a marvel of money. Hepburn is a
Russian pilot who gets angry at her bosses and flies to the American section of Berlin....