In London, August 1914, Austrian star Elsa Duranyi (Gertrude Michael) and English matinee idol Alan Barclay (Herbert Marshall) are in love and plan an immediate marriage. But the War comes ... See full summary »
In London, August 1914, Austrian star Elsa Duranyi (Gertrude Michael) and English matinee idol Alan Barclay (Herbert Marshall) are in love and plan an immediate marriage. But the War comes and Elsa mysteriously disappears. Alan's ease in speaking German results in his appointment to the British Intelligence and, to aid his use as a spy, they announce he was killed in action. He takes the name and personality of "shell-shocked" Hans Teller, a German prisoner, and is sent into Germany on an exchange of prisoners. Elsa, now a spy in the service of the Fatherland, is in Monte Carlo, where Allied officers on leave can be tempted into revealing war secrets. In Germany, Alan, posing as Teller, is listed as unfit for service, contacts Carl Schrottle (Rod LaRocque), another British agent. They are to locate the German "Big Bertha," the long-range gun bombarding Paris. They are successful and the gun is destroyed. Elsa is recalled and given the assignment of locating the British spy ... Written by
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »
Superior WWI Spy Tale - Plenty of action and suspense
This noteworthy "B" or programmer film from 1936 stars Herbert Marshall, Gertrude Michael,and Lionel Atwell, all of whom turn in top performances under the efficient and inspired direction of Robert Florey. Thank to Florey the costuming, set decoration and general period detail are of the highest order. One wishes that the film was longer than 72 minutes and given an "A" budget. In fact the story had been a Paramount property for years and in 1933 and was proposed for Herbert Marshall and Sylvia Sidney. Several years later the property was dusted-off and assigned to Gertrude Michael who had been a rising star since Paramount had signed her to a long term contract in December 1933. This film is sometimes confused with FORGOTTEN FACES (1936),the E.A.Dupont film which also starred Marshall and Michael. Due to some pre-release publicity and reviews, TILL WE MEET AGAIN was referred to as FORGOTTEN FACES. TILL WE MEET AGAIN was presented in retrospect several years ago at the Roxie Cinema in San Francisco. I believe I can direct to the proper source anyone interested in VHS copy of this film.
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