A story of German-born identical twins (both played by Veidt), one a loyal American and the other, a Nazi official. The American is forced to help a group of German spies, but eventually ...
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A story of German-born identical twins (both played by Veidt), one a loyal American and the other, a Nazi official. The American is forced to help a group of German spies, but eventually rebels, kills his brother, impersonates him, and exposes the ring. Written by
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The ocean liner seen at the end of the film is the MS Lafayette of the French Line (CGT). She began transatlantic service in 1930 and was one of the first diesel-powered ocean liners. Note the single funnel. On May 4, 1938 while undergoing overhaul at Le Havre, France, she caught fire and was damaged beyond repair and scrapped. See more »
Conrad Veidt plays twins Hugo is the bad Nazi German diplomat in the USA who tracks down his kindly brother Otto, a book-store owner. Hugo wants Otto to use his shop as a front for Nazi activity and presents a convincing case as to why he should. However, there comes a point where Otto has to go against his kindly nature and take things into his own hands. The lives of Americans are threatened and he can put a stop to it.
It's an interesting spy story that I would have scored more highly if it had a different ending. I felt dissatisfied. Why did the good guy make that decision? Great honour but complete idiocy. The film has a few other unrealistic moments, eg, the idea that the parrot talking could give the game away! Suspend belief and go along with things and the film entertains.
What would you rather have a glass of warm milk in the evening or a glass of brandy? I think I'm evil coz I'd go with the brandy. A final word goes to Bernadene Hayes who pops up as prostitute "Rosie". I've just watched "This Gun For Hire" (1942) where she pops up as "secretary" to an assassination victim. Both times, although her role is brief, she captures the attention. So, she gets a special mention.
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