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Rendezvous (1935)

In 1917 Lt. Bill Gordon is headed for France when he meets and becomes friendly with Joel Carter, niece of the Asst. Secretary of War. Finding out that he is an expert on codes, she gets ... See full summary »

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Carter
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In 1917 Lt. Bill Gordon is headed for France when he meets and becomes friendly with Joel Carter, niece of the Asst. Secretary of War. Finding out that he is an expert on codes, she gets her uncle to cancel Bill's orders and has him reassigned to break enemy codes. In his new assignment he becomes involved with beautiful Russian spy Olivia Karloff, who is working for the Germans, and must juggle Joel's affection and his pursuit of Karloff's connections to retrieve a stolen code book. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Bill Solves an Exciting Mystery and Wins a New Sweetheart!

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Comedy | War

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was first telecast in Los Angeles Friday 15 March 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia Monday 13 May 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6); but its New York City television premiere did not occur until Sunday 17 May 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2); in San Francisco it was first telecast 9 November 1959 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene when the German U-boat is preparing to torpedo the warship, the view through the periscope has the ship moving left to right. When the torpedo strikes, the ship is moving from right to left. The torpedo explosion is on the near (port side) rather than the far (starboard) where it would have struck in the original scene. See more »

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Remade as Pacific Rendezvous (1942) See more »

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You're In The Army Now
(uncredited)
Music by Isham Jones
Lyrics by Tell Taylor and Ole Olsen
Played during the opening credits
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A little better than the remake, but not much...
31 July 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

During WWII, this film was remade as PACIFIC RENDEZVOUS---a perfectly dreadful film due to one glaringly bad performance. While RENDEZVOUS is certainly better than this remake, it, too, suffers from a glaringly bad performance.

In both films, you have almost two films within a film. The first is a rather exciting yarn about cryptography and an effort to smash a German wartime spy ring. The second involves an unnecessary plot with the leading character falling in love with a "kooky" girlfriend who always seems to be blundering into trouble. This combination of a serious spy story and a fluff piece just didn't work. It was very bad in this film--it was even worse in PACIFIC RENDEZVOUS. What made it bad here wasn't just the character, but that they did this with Rosalind Russell--a good actress who deserved so much better. Well, now that I think about it, leading man William Powell certainly deserved better as well. Think about it Powell and Russell and yet they still managed to make a mediocre film!


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