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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
One of the most closely guarded secrets of the war, a Q-ship was a heavily armed merchant ship with concealed weaponry designed to lure German submarines into making surface attacks and then open fire and sink them. The idea was to be a wolf in sheep's clothing. Their codename referred to their home port of Queenstown, in Ireland. See more »
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Passable romantic spy yarn. Vivien Leigh looks as lovely as ever. Conrad Veidt is good but the chemistry with Leigh is just not there, in my opinion. It's also hard to buy Veidt as a suave ladies man. He's much more believable as a villain. Joan Gardner was the film's biggest standout as the temperamental Lupita. Sexy and alluring, I'm surprised she wasn't a bigger star. She provides all of the movie's oomph and humor, though her role is sadly small.
It's all very dry and serious, which is fine considering the subject matter. I mean, I don't expect a comedy from WWI spy story, especially on the eve of WWII breaking out. However, it suffers from a lack of excitement. The romance is unexciting and passionless. Even the war stuff is unexciting. It's not a great film. However, it is competently put together and the charisma of the leads and the aforementioned Joan Gardner make it worth seeing once. Fans of Vivien Leigh will probably enjoy it more than the average viewer. She does quite well in the part, my other reservations about the film aside.
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