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Dark Journey (1937)

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During World War I, a German spy and a French spy meet and fall in love.

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Dr. Muller
Sam Livesey ...
Major Schaeffer
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Charles Carson ...
Head of Fifth Bureau
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Swedish Magistrate
Laurence Hanray ...
Cottin
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Captain of Q-Boat
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Madeline Goddard is a smart young woman who owns a fashionable dress shop in neutral Sweden during World War One. Though she is grateful to avoid the fighting, the courageous and stunningly pretty Madeline feels she should be doing more for her native France. She volunteers to work as an intelligence agent, smuggling maps and other documents within the fashionable garments she ships to wealthy customers in London. Madeline's activities are so successful that British intelligence soon comes to rely on her as their main pipeline for information. At about this time, a British official in Sweden asks her to cultivate the friendship of Baron Karl Von Marwitz, a tall, distinguished-looking German officer who is in charge of counter-espionage activities at the German embassy. Unknown to Madeline, the baron has been sent to Sweden for the express purpose of discovering and eliminating the top British spy who has been smuggling out German war plans. When Madeline and Karl meet, each recognizes... Written by Dan1863Sickles

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Her Lips Kissed...But Never Told!


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2 July 1937 (USA)  »

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According to film's director, Victor Saville, autobiography, the part of Madeleine Goddard was first offered to American Hollywood star Miriam Hopkins. See more »

Goofs

The story takes place in 1918, but all of Vivien Leigh's fashions and hairstyles, as well as those of the other women in the cast, are strictly up-to-the minute 1937 modes. See more »

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Baron Karl Von Marwitz: So our pretty little dressmaker is a spy! What will people say, an officer of the Kaiser like me and a woman like you, Madeline?
Madeleine Goddard: [smiling] They'll say, the poor girl couldn't help herself.
Baron Karl Von Marwitz: [serious] One false move could mean death for both of us. But death is nothing to what I feel for you.
[They kiss]
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A WORK WHICH SUCCESSFULLY COMMANDS SEVERAL GENRES
27 November 2000 | by (Mountain Mesa, California) – See all my reviews

This film features superb direction by Victor Saville, a magnificent cast led by Conrad Veidt and Vivien Leigh, outstanding production design and costumes while a complex script blends high adventure and romance; a scenario which perfectly makes order from wartime chaos and faith from despair. By combining varying themes and by a masterful use of extras, Saville clearly brings forth one of the better British efforts of the 1930s.


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