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Lajos Biró (screenplay)
Arthur Wimperis (scenario and dialogue)
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Release Date:
2 July 1937 (USA) See more »
Her Lips Kissed...But Never Told!
During World War I, a German spy and a French spy meet and fall in love. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (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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77 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Wide Range Noiseless Recording)

Did You Know?

According to film's director, Victor Saville, autobiography, the part of Madeleine Goddard was first offered to American Hollywood star Miriam Hopkins.See more »
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 »
Head of Fifth Bureau:[Madeline is being interrogated by British intelligence] Come on, old girl. You've had months! What did you dig up about Von Marwitz? What about the U-boat refueling operation? Is he behind it all?
Madeleine Goddard:[clearly distressed] I don't know! Karl never talks - I mean, the baron is a mystery. Sometimes I wish...
Head of Fifth Bureau:[sympathetic] Yes, I see. Rough job for a woman, pretending to be in love with a man.
Head of Fifth Bureau:You *are* still pretending, aren't you?
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
The Fog of War., 10 November 2013
Author: Robert J. Maxwell ( from Deming, New Mexico, USA

There's not really much to this amuse-bouche of two espionage agents in Sweden during World War I. The German agent, the sophisticated and aristocratic Conrad Veidt, and the pouting delicate French agent, Vivien Leigh, are both quite good. I don't find Conrad Veidt particularly handsome but he has some properties that seem to appeal to women -- tall, polite, unspeakably rich, unflappable, and speaks with a Continental accent. He wears a monocle too, as if the rest weren't enough. I don't find him attractive but I'd like to be him.

Vivien Leigh is is a genuine stunner. There isn't a plane of her features or an angle of the camera that detracts from her beauty. She can act too. Here, she changes from curt and business-like to winsome and yearning, and she does it convincingly. Years later, as Blanche DuBois, she swooped around dressed in frills and slowly going mad in New Orleans' French Quarter. As a worn-out Southern belle, she was just as convincing. She had the misfortune of suffering for years from a disabling bipolar disorder and finally the tuberculosis that killed her.

The set design is noticeably good, even extravagant in the dining room scenes. They're enough to make any normal man's mouth water -- sitting across from a lovely woman in a fancy restaurant, drinking champagne and dreaming of Aphrodite. Yum.

The story itself left me confused. Let's see. We're most often in Stockholm during the war. There are German spies. There are French spies. There are British spies. And all of them seem to be spying on each other. It sounds practically MODERN. Vivien Leigh is a French agent. But why is she smuggling information from Paris to Sweden of all places? Why does the French spy network in Stockholm give a damn about the next German offensive. And who do they transmit it to -- French headquarters in Paris? And why does Leigh's comic janitor send secret semaphore signals out his window to someone else? When the broth is reduced, you have a tale of two lovers representing conflicting ideologies and the good one wins. "Ninotchka" did it with more flair but the intent, of course, was different. In 1937 no one in Britain was laughing much about Germany or Hitler's shenanigans.

It's in no way a bad movie. Some of the dialog is keen. In the Leigh's boutique, a dresser and a rich man's mistress have a brief exchange. Paramour: "Some men just like to buy a girl everything." Dresser: "With a girl like you, it's easy to understand why." Both the ladies giggle -- and then the mistress's grin turns into a nasty frown. Well, it loses something when it's put into print.

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