Author Grace Zaring Stone used a pen name when her book was published to protect relatives living in Europe from Nazi retribution. Similarly, no composer credit was given in the film for the same reason, and some of the actors used fictitious names. See more »
She knows nothing about international politics, she has the mind of an artist, she sees people as general humanity, not as separate races.
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In the 1940's Mervyn LeRoy was a great director of many fine films and you can tell by the great actors performing in this film and the mysterious plot to this story. Norma Shearer,(Countess Ruby Von Treck),"The Women",'39, had an admiring Nazi General, Conrad Veidt,(General Kurt von Kolb),"Casablanca",'42, who tried to take over her life. However, Robert Taylor,(Mark Preysing),"Johnny Tiger",'66, came to Europe to find his mother who was a retired actress and being held captive by the Nazi authorities. There is a coffin and graveyard involved in this story which makes the film quite interesting, considering it was made in 1940. If you look close you will see Bonita Granville,(Ursula, a Student),"Nancy Drew Pictures of 1930's", trying to help Mark Preysing avoid being captured by the Nazi soldiers. If you love a very young looking Robert Taylor, this is the film for YOU!
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