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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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Maruschuka Lanova
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Inspector Otto Vogel
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Paula Palacek
Phyllis Morris ...
Anna Palacek
Martin Miller ...
Doctor Novotny
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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 print I have clearly calls this film, "Sabotage Agent", and titles are the standard vintage MGM titles of the time. See more »

Goofs

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 Bouquet for Bucquet
21 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This extremely well-paced 1943 spy film shot in England during the Second World was directed for MGM by British-born Harold S. Bucquet, remembered today only for a series of Dr. Kildaire films he made in the States for the MGM Culver City "B" film unit. Perhaps Bucquet's return to his homeland during the war inspired him here as he rarely ever again displayed such high-style. Robert Donat as the faux Rumanian Dandy steals the show; he is perfectly charming and romantic as a modern-day Scarlet Pimpernal. There is a particularly good supporting cast of German heavies and Brits playing Czechs. Walter Rilla and Freidrich Richter in particular are excellent as the sort of movie Nazis who showed up the year before at Rick's café in Casablanca. The Gainsborough Studios sets by John Bryan ("Pygmalion" and "Major Barbara") are exceptionally atmospheric and realistic. If the film has a weakness it is the performance of that wooden English rose, the beautiful Valerie Hobson,(Mrs.Profumo in life) whose not quite up to Donat's delightful mix of romance and melodramatics.


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