Sara and Kurt Muller and their three children are returning to her mother's home in Washington DC after 18 years in Europe. A Romanian Count living there discovers Kurt's attache case full of money. He also finds out from friends at the German Embassy that Kurt is working with an anti-Nazi underground group in Germany. He tries to blackmail Kurt. Kurt shoots him and must flee. When Sara hears no more of Kurt, she knows that her oldest son Joshua will soon leave to work in the underground. Written by
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On her lonesome lips a smile.
Did You Know?
This adaptation of Lillian Hellman
's play was written by her longtime companion, Dashiell Hammett
. Hellman was unable to write the adaptation herself as she was contracted to work on the screenplay for The North Star
(1943). She recommended that Hammett be given the assignment as he was very familiar with the material. (Hammett also needed the money.) See more
Also during the breakfast scene between George Coulouris and Geraldine Fitzgerald, her hair is sensibly shorter in close-ups. See more
When the time comes. When it comes, I will do my best.
America, My Country 'Tis of Thee
Music attributed to Henry Carey
("God Save the King!") (1744)
Played often in the score See more