When a German spy realizes that he is being followed by British agents, he gives the secret information he is carrying to his girlfriend. When he is killed, she gives the information to his...
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About the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the beginning of the First World War. Focuses on the relationship between a Serbian officer and his Austrian-born wife and their involvement in espionage between the countries.
Erich von Stroheim,
During the first World War, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are sent to a seemingly impenetrable fortress which seems impossible to escape from.
When a German spy realizes that he is being followed by British agents, he gives the secret information he is carrying to his girlfriend. When he is killed, she gives the information to his superiors, and herself becomes a spy, hoping to get revenge for his death. She is then sent on several dangerous and deadly missions during World War I that cause her to question whether what she is doing is right. Written by
One of the most entertaining Euro puddings of it's day.
Spy master Erich Von Stroheim fields the fabulous Dita Parlo (AU BONHEUR DES DAMES) to scoop off military secrets. Clifford Evans and John Abott figure as a couple of blundering British agents. ("Saloniaka is full of Spies") Clair Luce from John Ford's UP THE RIVER gets a PSYCHO anticipating death scene.
Edmund Greville out-classes the Pabst/Parlo version, shots from which figure in this film's montages. The Mlle Docteur story was also filmed as Sam Wood's STAMBOUL QUEST, Alberto Lattuarda's FRAULEIN DOCTEUR and a German WW2 movie.
Pity this one isn't more widely circulated.
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