MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 23,773 this week

I Was a Spy (1933)

 |  Drama, War  |  15 December 1933 (USA)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 100 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 1 critic

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:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 100 titles
created 04 Jun 2011
 
a list of 1166 titles
created 13 Aug 2011
 
a list of 117 titles
created 30 Apr 2013
 
list image
a list of 86 titles
created 20 May 2013
 
a list of 50 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "I Was a Spy" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: I Was a Spy (1933)

I Was a Spy (1933) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of I Was a Spy.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

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
Blackout (1940)
Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Early in World War II, Danish sea captain Andersen, delayed in a British port, tangles with German spies.

Director: Michael Powell
Stars: Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Hay Petrie
History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 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
Escape (1940)
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 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
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Elaine Bradford is a young singer and dancer, looking for her big break. Peter Carlton is a gossip columnist facing a deadline and a blank page. So, Peter invents "Mrs. Smythe-Smythe", a ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Saville
Stars: Jessie Matthews, Robert Young, Sonnie Hale
Rome Express (1932)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Walter Forde
Stars: Muriel Aked, Joan Barry, Donald Calthrop
Adventure | Crime | Thriller
    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
Ace of Aces (1933)
Certificate: Passed Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A sculptor who doesn't want to have any part of World War I is shamed by his girlfriend into joining the army. He becomes a fighter pilot, and undergoes a complete personality change.

Director: J. Walter Ruben
Stars: Richard Dix, Elizabeth Allan, Ralph Bellamy
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Blake is in love with an aristocratic woman whose husband seriously injures him. Blake's friendship with Lord Nelson provides the basis for Blake's part in the growth of Lloyd's insurance ... See full summary »

Director: Henry King
Stars: Tyrone Power, Madeleine Carroll, Freddie Bartholomew
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

It is pouring with rain at one minute to midnight on Friday the thirteenth, and the driver of a London bus is peering through his blurred windscreen as his vehicle sails down an empty road.... See full summary »

Director: Victor Saville
Stars: Jessie Matthews, Sonnie Hale, Muriel Aked
Escape! (1930)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Basil Dean
Stars: Gerald du Maurier, Edna Best, Gordon Harker
The W Plan (1930)
Action | Adventure | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A British spy helps prisoners of war destroy Germans' secret tunnels.

Director: Victor Saville
Stars: Brian Aherne, George Merritt, C.M. Hallard
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Herbert Marshall ...
Stephan
...
Commandant Oberaertz
...
Burgomaster
Gerald du Maurier ...
Doctor
Donald Calthrop ...
May Agate ...
Eva Moore ...
Canteen Ma
Martita Hunt ...
Aunt Lucille
...
Scottie
George Merritt ...
Captain Reichman
Anthony Bushell ...
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

Ciribiribin
(uncredited)
Music by A. Pestalozza
Arranged by Procida Bucalossi
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.


16 of 16 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:
?