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Miss V from Moscow (1942)

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Vera Marova is a Russian spy impersonating a dead German spy whom she closely resembles. Her ally is Steve Worth, an American serving in the British armed services, and the two work with ... See full summary »

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Vera Marova, posing as Greta Hiller
Noel Madison ...
Police Chief Fritz Kleiss
Howard Banks ...
Steve Worth
Paul Weigel ...
Henri Devallier (as Paul Weigle)
John Vosper ...
Colonel Wolfgang Heinrich (as John Wosper)
Anna Demetrio ...
Madame Finchon
Wilhelm von Brincken ...
Captain Richter (as William Vaughn)
Juan de la Cruz ...
Pierre
Kathryn Sheldon ...
Minna
Victor Kendell ...
Gerry Naughton
Richard Kipling ...
Doctor Suchevcky
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Vera Marova is a Russian spy impersonating a dead German spy whom she closely resembles. Her ally is Steve Worth, an American serving in the British armed services, and the two work with the Free French underground agents in Paris to send secret radio messages to Moscow that save the American convoys from German submarines. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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American Ace Meets Russian Spy!


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23 November 1942 (USA)  »

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Schweinhunt! Take him out and Shoot Him!
3 February 2006 | by (brooklyn NY) – See all my reviews

**SOME SPOILERS** Called into the the office of the Moscow Bureau of Counter Espionage Vera Marocve, code name Miss V,is told by Commissar Krotov that he has a secret assignment for her behind the lines in Nazi occupied Paris.

It turns out that the top Nazi spy Greta Hiller has been killed by the French Resistance and her body buried and hidden from the Germans. Vera then find out that Miss V is a dead-ringer for the dead Grteta Hiller and that will give her all the cover that she needs to find out what the Germans are planing in the conduct of their war against the Soviet Union and her allies the USA & UK.

Outragiously bad wartime movie with Miss V together with the French resistance trapped behind the lines and a number of fellow Soviet agents in Paris saving a major US/UK convoy from being annihilated by a fleet Nazi U-Boats, or wolf packs, in the frigid North Atlantic.

Being arrested by the Nazis almost as soon as she got to France Mis V doesn't realize that she was given a golden cigarette-lighter by the French Quisling, artist Henri Vevallier,that was really a conformation of her being the ace German Spy Greta Hiller. It was given to Greta by the Fuhrer Adolf Hitler himself for her excellent service to the Fatherland.

With Miss V now accepted by the Nazi police and Gestapo as German spy Greta Hiller she get's in touch with Henri to have him get the important information; a German planned attack on the convoy back to Moscow to prevent the evil Nazi plan from being executed.

The usual wartime-propaganda that you would expect from a movie where the USSR the Evil Emprie, as President Reagen called it, is made to look as wholesome and as American as apple pie. Since the USSR was tying down as much as 300 German infantry and amour divisions in a life and death struggle with the Nazis on the Eastern Front, to the USA/UK engaging less then then 5 (The Afrika Corps) in North Africa, back then in 1942 when the film was released.

Miss V using her wits and all of her charms to get her admiring but naive German officer boyfriend Col. Wolfgang Heinrick to tell her everything he knows about the secret German U-Boat attack planned on the allied convoy. Which in the end has him put against a wall and shot by the Gestapo.

With the help of two allied soldiers trapped behind enemy lines, Steve & Gerry, Miss V and her Soviet contact Dr. Suchevcky in Paris Miss V gets the news back to Moscow before the Gestapo break into Dr. Schevcky's hideout, a gin mill, where he has a secret wireless hidden in a hollowed out beer barrel.

Making their escape Miss V and her fellow Nazi-fighters make it to safety back in the USSR as Dr. Suchevcky stays and dies at his post, the radio, to get the vital information back to his boss and thus save the allied convoy from total destruction by the German Navy and Luftwaffe.

Embarrassingly bad but still watchable, due to it's unintentional comedic story-line and acting, war-time movie. With the Commissar giving a patriot little speech at the end of the film about how we all have to stick together in our struggle against the Nazis.

We also have a film clip of Adolf Hitler giving a rousing and rip roaring speech without sub-titles, that you can only understand if you know German,in what were told is in Paris but obviously in Germany, or the German city of Nuremberg. The speech goes on and on and on just to pad the, "Miss V from Moscow", movie to make it over it's over 60 minute length in order to qualify it as a "B" or second, or third, rate feature film . At the end of the film we see Miss V and Steve dressed up as Russian peasants laughing and living it up in the USSR on the back of a hey filled horse drawn cart. I think that they were laughing at us, not the Nazis, for putting up with and taking seriously both them and the movie.


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