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 ...
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William A. Seiter
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
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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 »
Lt. Gordon, after his first all-nighter at the bureau, looks at his wristwatch to see the time. Men didn't wear wristwatches in 1917; they were introduced after the war when French airmen made them fashionable. See more »
I enjoyed this movie - it wasn't a classic, but it was definitely a cut above the norm. The fascinating part was, in my opinion, seeing Rosalind Russell in a "Myrna Loy" role! It was like watching one of the Thin Man movies - seeing her interact with William Powell, speaking lines like Nora Charles, and even looking very much like Myrna Loy.
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