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
Virginia Field ...
Joan Bruce
Sig Ruman ...
Lt. Col. Gottfried Hollen
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Prince Ferdi Zu Schwarzwald
Maurice Moscovitch ...
Gen. Von Meinhardt
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Col. Fenwick
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Schratt
Fritz Feld ...
Fritz Mueller
Lester Matthews ...
Capt. Neville
Carlos De Valdez ...
Von Klingen
Gregory Gaye ...
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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8 October 1937 (USA)  »

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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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George Sanders with a German Accent
29 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

George Sanders speaks in an German accent in this film and would go on to play a German in both 'Confessions of a Nazi Spy' and 'Man Hunt'. His German is quite good, and his stiff wooden acting makes him convincing as a German. Here you see him being trained as an Englishman to speak German, and you can see his evolution from an Englishman to portraying future German roles.

I've never been a fan of Peter Lorre so I haven't got much to say about his contribution to this film, although he does play a minor role and keeps low profile.

This is more like a workshop for Sanders to evolve into a German character rather than a film that stands by itself.


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