During World War I, a young nurse in a hospital in German-occupied Belgium is secretly feeding military information to the British. Complicating matters is the guilt she feels when she has ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A beautiful socialite is acquitted of killing her husband only to be sued by her powerful mother-in-law for custody of her own son.

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Madeleine Carroll, George Brent, Arthur Treacher
Adventure | Crime | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Amid the anarchy of China, an American mercenary tangles with a ruthless warlord.

Director: Lewis Milestone
Stars: Gary Cooper, Madeleine Carroll, Akim Tamiroff
Dark Journey (1937)
Adventure | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

During World War I, a German spy and a French spy meet and fall in love.

Director: Victor Saville
Stars: Conrad Veidt, Vivien Leigh, Joan Gardner
Secret Agent (1936)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After three British agents are assigned to assassinate a mysterious German spy during World War I, two of them become ambivalent when their duty to the mission conflicts with their consciences.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: John Gielgud, Madeleine Carroll, Robert Young
Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A German submarine is sent to the Orkney Isles in 1917 to sink the British fleet.

Director: Michael Powell
Stars: Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Sebastian Shaw
On the Avenue (1937)
Musical | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Broadway producer satirizes an important New York family. The family sues but their daughter falls in love with producer.

Director: Roy Del Ruth
Stars: Dick Powell, Madeleine Carroll, Alice Faye
Escape (1940)
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

1938: A young man arrives in Hitler's Germany, frantically seeking information about his German mother, and finds she is pending execution at a concentration camp.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Norma Shearer, Robert Taylor, Conrad Veidt
Power (1934)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The story of life in the 18th century Jewish ghetto of Wurtemburg. Suess tries to better himself with the help of an evil Duke.

Director: Lothar Mendes
Stars: Conrad Veidt, Benita Hume, Frank Vosper
History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The story opens in Copenhagen in the year 1776 on the wedding night of the King and Princess Caroline Mathilde. But the marriage was a political alliance, and the Princess felt only repugnance for her dissolute husband. On the night of their marriage the King leaves Copenhagen on a pleasure trip abroad, but his fast life proves too much for his weak constitution. Summoned to attend him, an ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Saville
Stars: Clive Brook, Madeleine Carroll, Emlyn Williams
Yellow Canary (1943)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In the 1940's a woman is wrongfully accused of being a Nazi sympathizer and forced to move to Halifax, a city in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.

Director: Herbert Wilcox
Stars: Anna Neagle, Richard Greene, Nova Pilbeam
War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Wartime commando story based on fact. Allied airman risks return (on the ground) to occupied Belgium for the honour of his regiment.

Director: Jeffrey Dell
Stars: Clive Brook, Clifford Evans, Jane Baxter
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Philo Vance, accompanied by his prize-losing Scottish terrier, investigates the locked-room murder of a prominent and much-hated collector whose broken Chinese vase provides an important clue.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: William Powell, Mary Astor, Eugene Pallette
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Stephan
...
Commandant Oberaertz
...
Burgomaster
Gerald du Maurier ...
Doctor
Donald Calthrop ...
May Agate ...
Eva Moore ...
Canteen Ma
...
Aunt Lucille
...
Scottie
George Merritt ...
Captain Reichman
...
Otto
Edit

Storyline

During World War I, a young nurse in a hospital in German-occupied Belgium is secretly feeding military information to the British. Complicating matters is the guilt she feels when she has to treat the German casualties inflicted as a result of the information she's passed on, and the fact that the local German commandant is falling in love with her. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 December 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Yo he sido espía  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Ulysses' Gaze (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Heil Dir In Silgerkranz
(uncredited)
Traditional
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Early British talkie stands up well.
29 September 2003 | by (Melbourne Australia) – See all my reviews

I Was A Spy is one of the better pictures to emerge from the early days of British talkies. It certainly stands up well against its American competition, which sad to say, many other British pictures of this period don't. The cast is uniformly good, and Madeleine Carroll is lovely as always. Perhaps the only reservations I have in this area is the way in which Herbert Marshall can deliver his lines a bit mechanically at times. Victor Saville's direction is nicely understated, yet the film can be quite exciting at times. There are two memorable scenes - the church parade, and the quietly effective closing moments of the film. Well worth seeing.


17 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss I Was a Spy (1933) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?