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The Adventures of Tartu (1943)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, Thriller | October 1943 (USA)
Stevenson, a British soldier fluent in Rumanian and German, goes undercover to sabotage a German poison-gas factory. He turns himself into Jan Tartu, a member of the Rumanian Iron Guard. ... See full summary »

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Paula Palacek
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Anna Palacek
Martin Miller ...
Doctor Novotny
Anthony Eustrel ...
German MP Officar (as Anthony Eustral)
Percy Walsh ...
Dr. Willendorf
David Ward ...
Bronte, the Underground Pilot
Friedrich Richter ...
General Weymouth (as Frederic Richter)
John Penrose ...
Lieutenant Krantz at the Skoda Factory
Hubert Leslie ...
Peter Valek, Shoemaker Contact
Mabel Terry-Lewis ...
Mrs. Stevenson (as Mabel Terry Lewis)
Miki Iveria ...
Female Worker Shot at the Skoda Factory
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Stevenson, a British soldier fluent in Rumanian and German, goes undercover to sabotage a German poison-gas factory. He turns himself into Jan Tartu, a member of the Rumanian Iron Guard. But when his contacts are destroyed, his cover may get him killed by the very underground he needs to succeed. Written by Kathy Li

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A beautiful girl! A dangerous mission!

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The poem that Robert Donat and the others quote is from English poet William Wordsworth: "I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils" See more »

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The SS uniforms have the collar tabs reversed - the SS rune should be on the right and the rank insignia on the left. See more »

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Referenced in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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A British sleuth goes undercover for maybe the last time.
13 April 2002 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

This is a real good spy yarn. Well written and well acted. The versatile Robert Donat is Captain Terrence Stevenson a.k.a. Jan Tartu, a British spy well versed in Russian and Rumanian that is assigned to aid Czech partisans in destroying a poison gas factory operated by Nazis. Donat is excellent as the calm and cool spy. Notable work also turned in by Glynis Johns, Friedrich Richter, Walter Rilla and Valerie Hobson. The version I watched was SABOTAGE AGENT; this movie was also released as ADVENTURES OF TARTU. Very interesting atmospheric black and white. Catch this on Turner Movie Classics.


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