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Espionage (1937)

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Kenneth Stevens
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Patricia Booth
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Anton Kronsky
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Sonia Yaloniv
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Jimmy Brown
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Von Cram
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Turk (as William Gilbert)
Robert Graves ...
Duval
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Maxie Burgos
Mitchell Lewis ...
Sondheim
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Doyle
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Bill Cordell
Nita Pike ...
Fleurette
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George Sorel ...
Maitre d'Hotel
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What Was Her Secret?

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26 February 1937 (USA)  »

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Hemligt uppdrag  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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A print of this film survives in the UCLA Film and Television Archives; it's also in the Turner Classic Movies film library. See more »

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On the "Reward - 500 Francs" poster, the French section lists the wanted man's height at 1.65 meters (5'5") while the English section lists 5'11. See more »

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It does slow down somewhat towards the end, but it was great fun.
17 February 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

One of the forgotten yet highly entertaining actors of the 30s and 40s was Edmund Lowe. While he wasn't among the more handsome leading men, his easy style and erudite persona made for some wonderful films--even if he is somewhat forgotten today. "Espionage" is one of his better films--even if it wasn't intended as a prestige film. Lowe and Madge Evans both play reporters from rival newspapers who are chasing a famous munitions supplier, Kronsky (Paul Lukas)--trying to get a story. Yet, somehow, neither knows that the other is a reporter! The world THINKS something serious is afoot--such as a war, and the pair end up posing as husband and wife aboard Kronsky's train. While they manage to ingratiate themselves to Kronsky and his girlfriend, a serious hiccup comes into their pursuit when an unknown assassin tosses a bomb at Kronsky. In the confusion, they think Lowe and Evans are responsible--leading to a crazy foray through Switzerland. I think the film slows down a bit here--becoming a bit silly. But, overall, who cares? While the plot did get pretty silly, somehow Lowe and Evans make it all work. Their on screen relationship works quite well and the film left me wanting more. Fun and enjoyable--what more do you want from a movie?


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