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Under Secret Orders (1937)

Approved | | Drama, Thriller, War | December 1937 (UK)
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... See full summary »

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Dr. Anne-Marie Lesser
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Lt. Peter Carr
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Col. W. Mathesius / Simonis
Claire Luce ...
Gaby, Rene's Girl
Gyles Isham ...
Lt. Hans Hoffman
Clifford Evans ...
Rene Condoyan
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Armand
Anthony Holles ...
Mario
Edward Lexy ...
Carr's Orderly
Robert Nainby ...
French General
Bryan Powley ...
Col. Burgoyne, French Secret Service
Molly Hamley-Clifford ...
Madame Samuloi, Proprietor of the Blue Peacock
Raymond Lovell ...
Col. von Steinberg
Frederick Lloyd ...
Col. Marchand, Carr's Boss
Claude Horton ...
Captain Fitzmaurice
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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 Snow Leopard

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December 1937 (UK)  »

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Mademoiselle Docteur  »

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This film received its initial USA telecast Saturday 6 January 1945 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). See more »

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Alternate-language version of Street of Shadows (1937) See more »

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Splendidly preposterous WW1 Spy piece.
16 January 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

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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