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Operator 13 (1934)

Passed  -  Drama | History | Romance  -  8 June 1934 (USA)
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Union spy Gail Loveless impersonates a black maid in the early days of the Civil War, but complications arise when she falls in love with a Confederate officer.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gail Loveless
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Captain Jack Gailliard
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Eleanor Shackleford
Katharine Alexander ...
Pauline
Ted Healy ...
Doctor Hitchcock
Russell Hardie ...
Lieut. Gus Littledale
Henry Wadsworth ...
John Pelham
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General Stuart (as Douglas Dumbrille)
Willard Robertson ...
Captain Channing
Fuzzy Knight ...
Private Sweeney
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Major Allen Pinkerton
Robert McWade ...
Colonel Sharpe
Marjorie Gateson ...
Mrs. Shackleford
Wade Boteler ...
Gaston
Walter Long ...
Operator 55
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Gail Loveless, a spy known as Operator 13 working for the Union and Federal cause during the Civil War, posing as a Confederate woman named Anne Claybourne, meets and falls in love with Confederate Captain Jack Galliard. Dusguised as an octoroom maid at a Confedarate military ball, she learns and relays secrets to the Union forces that are devastating to the Rebel cause. Assigned to the case to track down and kill the spy maid, Galliard learns she is also the woman he loves, but proceeds with his assignment. He captures her but is in danger of being captured himself as Federal forces are approaching. Gail/Anne saves him and they part to wait until peace comes to resume their romance. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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8 June 1934 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Finnish censorship visa register number 018663. See more »

Goofs

When Gail takes an oath, she raises her right arm in the traditional manner, but in the next shot, it has turned into a salute. See more »

Quotes

Major Allen aka Allen Pinkerton: Operators 27 and 13 are not men.
'Doctor' Hitchcock: What are they, mules?
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Connections

Featured in Captured on Film: The True Story of Marion Davies (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Taps
(1862) (uncredited)
Written by Daniel Butterfield
Played as background music after the battle of Bull Run
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One of Marion Davies' better efforts!
22 January 1999 | by (Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Civil war story with Marion Davis as a Confederate spy disguised as a slave. Not politically correct by today's standards ("Negroes always gossip" is one of the more controversial lines from the script), but it does prove that Marion Davies was a competent actress when given the chance.


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