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Director:
Writers:
Lajos Biró (screenplay)
Arthur Wimperis (scenario and dialogue)
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Release Date:
2 July 1937 (USA) See more »
Plot:
During World War I, a German spy and a French spy meet and fall in love. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Multiple twists on a predictable plot, with a final surprise See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Conrad Veidt ... Baron Karl Von Marwitz

Vivien Leigh ... Madeleine Goddard
Joan Gardner ... Lupita
Anthony Bushell ... Bob Carter

Ursula Jeans ... Gertrude
Margery Pickard ... Colette
Eliot Makeham ... Anatole Bergen
Austin Trevor ... Dr. Muller
Sam Livesey ... Major Schaeffer
Edmund Willard ... General Berlin of German Intelligence
Charles Carson ... Head of Fifth Bureau
Philip Ray ... Faber (as Phil Ray)
Henry Oscar ... Swedish Magistrate
Laurence Hanray ... Cottin
Cecil Parker ... Captain of Q-Boat
Reginald Tate ... Mate of Q-Boat
Percy Walsh ... Captain of Swedish Packet

Robert Newton ... Officer of U-Boat
William Dewhurst ... The Killer
Laidman Browne ... Rugge
M. Martin Harvey ... Bohlan
Anthony Holles ... Dutchman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Clifford ... Minor role (uncredited)
Cyril Smith ... Valet (uncredited)

Directed by
Victor Saville 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lajos Biró  screenplay (as Lajos Biro)
Arthur Wimperis  scenario and dialogue

Produced by
Victor Saville .... producer
Alexander Korda .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Richard Addinsell  (as Richard Adinsell)
 
Cinematography by
Georges Périnal  (as Georges Perinal)
Harry Stradling Sr.  (as Harry Stradling)
 
Film Editing by
Hugh Stewart 
Lionel Hoare (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
René Hubert  (as Rene Hubert)
 
Art Department
Andrej Andrejew .... settings (as Andre Andrejew)
Ferdinand Bellan .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Charles Tasto .... sound recordist (as Charles Testo)
A.W. Watkins .... sound director
 
Special Effects by
Lawrence W. Butler .... assistant special effects (as Lawrence Butler)
Edward Cohen .... assistant special effects (as Eddie Cohen)
Ned Mann .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Cardiff .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
William Hornbeck .... supervising editor
 
Music Department
Muir Mathieson .... musical director
Roy Douglas .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Lionel Salter .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Alexander Korda .... presenter
L. Stackell .... technical advisor
Eugene Joseff .... jeweller (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
77 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Wide Range Noiseless Recording)
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: 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 »
Quotes:
Madeleine Goddard:A girl who goes shopping with a man intends to buy the whole shop.See more »

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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Multiple twists on a predictable plot, with a final surprise, 21 February 2004
Author: spcummings from Virginia, USA

The plot develops with just enough direction and character development to keep a general story in focus. Seemingly standard inter-war spy movie with a beautiful female spy, threatening German spies, murder, and clean cut British agents. The cast is good with Vivien Leigh and Conrad Veidt playing their roles well. The supporting cast is like many early movies, lots of professionals with good craftwork and little fame. The production is interesting look at the period and the state of movie making. The special effects are simple, but effective for their period. Obviously, in a British film the star will be pure in the end, and can not be a German agent. However, Leigh does a good job of keeping the real situation under wraps for a while. The characters take on depth, but most drop away by the end. Only the main spies from two sides are left in the center, and the romance overcomes the effects of the war. Probably during WW2, the British film industry reflected differently on the end of the movie, but it was in the can. An interesting film: fun to watch Leigh and Veidt, and a good period piece on the politics, morays, and society in neutral Sweden in WWI.

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