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Lancer Spy (1937)

Approved | | Drama, Thriller | 8 October 1937 (USA)
An Englishman impersonates an imprisoned German officer and "returns" to Germany to become a national hero. A female German spy is assigned to check him out but falls in love with him.

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Dolores Daria Sunnel
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Baron Kurt von Rohback / Lt. Michael Bruce
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Maj. Sigfried Gruning
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Joan Bruce
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Lt. Col. Gottfried Hollen
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Prince Ferdi Zu Schwarzwald
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Gen. Von Meinhardt
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Col. Fenwick
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Schratt
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Fritz Mueller
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Capt. Neville
Carlos De Valdez ...
Von Klingen
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Capt. Freymann
Joan Carrol ...
Elizabeth Bruce
Claude King ...
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An Englishman impersonates an imprisoned German officer and "returns" to Germany to become a national hero. A female German spy is assigned to check him out but falls in love with him.

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Drama | Thriller

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Amour d'espionne  »

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1.37 : 1
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Colin Clive began the film in the role of Colonel Fenwick, but was replaced, due to illness and his subsequent death, by Lionel Atwill. See more »

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Sanders at his best
3 October 1999 | by (Lincoln, England) – See all my reviews

This movie is a real must see for Sanders fans. It's an adaptation of the "Prisoner of Zenda"...Sanders plays an unwilling part in a Great War "sting", to capture vital enemy secrets, due to his uncanny resemblance to a top German officer. The result is an action packed thriller with a nice quirky ending. Watch out for Dolores Del Rio as a splendid Marta Hari figure....just darn excellent!


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