The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming
The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming ★★★ 1966
Based on the comic novel “The Off-Islanders” by Nathaniel Benchley, this is the story of a Russian sub which accidentally runs aground off the New England coast. The residents falsely believe that the nineman crew is the beginning of a Soviet invasion, though the men are only looking for help. A memorable set of silly events follows the landing, engineered by a gungho police chief and a town filled with overactive imaginations. 126m/C VHS, DVD . Alan Arkin, Carl Reiner, Theodore Bikel, Eva Marie Saint, Brian Keith, Paul Ford, Jonathan Winters, Ben Blue, Tessie O'Shea, Doro Merande, John Phillip Law; D: Norman Jewison; C: Joseph Biroc. Golden Globes '67: Actor—Mus./Comedy (Arkin), Film—Mus./Comedy.