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Rendezvous (1935)

 |  Comedy, War  |  25 October 1935 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Nieterstein
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Leonard Mudie ...
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Howard C. Hickman ...
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Charles Trowbridge ...
Secretary of War
Murray Kinnell ...
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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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25 October 1935 (USA)  »

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This movie takes place during World War I. The map of France on Lt. Gordon's office wall includes Alsace and Lorraine, which weren't returned to France until after the war. See more »

Connections

Remade as Pacific Rendezvous (1942) See more »

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Till We Meet Again
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Music by Richard A. Whiting
Played when the medal is dropped in the glass
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Spy background nicely done...curious mixture of comedy-suspense...
22 July 2004 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

WILLIAM POWELL and ROSALIND RUSSELL have good chemistry here--although Russell gets the short end of the stick with an annoying "comic" character who disrupts everything in sight, including the plot.

The spy ingredients are nicely handled and there's a lot of behind-the-scenes decoding efforts going on in the World War I era that add interest to the storyline.

Nice to see Lionel Atwill on the good side for a change and Binnie Barnes is fine as a femme fatale heavily involved in the spy network. Cesar Romero keeps a poker-face as one of the ring members but is convincing enough in a minor role.

None of it makes for a great movie, but it passes the time quickly with an interesting glimpse of Russell before she perfected her comedy technique and Powell already at the peak of his comic timing. Cast includes Samuel S. Hinds and Charley Grapewin (Dorothy's uncle in 'The Wizard of Oz').

A rather uneasy mixture of comedy and suspense--but a stronger script would have helped considerably.


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