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Candlelight in Algeria (1944)

 -  Drama | War  -  30 July 1944 (USA)
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An American sculptress in wartime Britain gets mixed up with a British agent and a Nazi spy who knows that a top-secret meeting of Allied military leaders will be taking place in Algeria--... See full summary »

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Carla Lehmann ...
Susan Foster
Raymond Lovell ...
Von Alven
Enid Stamp-Taylor ...
Maritza
Walter Rilla ...
Dr. Muller
Pamela Stirling ...
Yvette
Lea Seidl ...
Sister
Sybille Binder ...
Woman
Hella Kürty ...
Maid
Paul Bonifas ...
French Proprietor
Leslie Bradley ...
Henri de Lange
Harold Berens ...
Toni
Cot D'Ordan ...
Hotel Manager
Richard George ...
Capt. Matthews
Meinhart Maur ...
Schultz
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An American sculptress in wartime Britain gets mixed up with a British agent and a Nazi spy who knows that a top-secret meeting of Allied military leaders will be taking place in Algeria--and that the British agent has a camera that has photographs of the meeting place. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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30 July 1944 (USA)  »

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La espía de Argel  »

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A severely shortened DVD and VHS videotape version, running only about 65 minutes, is presently being circulated among underground film dealers in both USA and Canada, who either ignore complaints from buyers, or else claim it's the USA release version. The USA release, as distributed by Twentieth Century-Fox in 1944, is the same length as the British version, 86 minutes. See more »

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It's Love
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Words and Music by Muriel Watson & Jack Denby
French Lyrics by G. Arbib
Sung by Christiane De Maurin
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Oh How I I Long For Foreign Language Sub-Titles in these War Films
21 February 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I rated this film 6/10 having discovered it in a rare film emporium in Camden Market, North London, last Sunday.I am a forties film aficionado but had never seen this title before.One thing British/American films constantly do in war films is to assume all German/French characters speak fluent English (to make it easy on audiences who will mostly only speak this language), and this film was no exception, (although marginally less so than most US 40s films of the time).What is especially laughable is when German characters speak in English to other German characters!On the other hand, this 1944 film did not take itself too seriously especially the end scene, when Carla Lehmann describes to James Mason how Hollywood would have filmed the self same scene, (all done to keep up the nation's morale!).A more enlightened treatment of showing various European languages on film is for producers to hire actors German/French who can speak in their own native tongue but then show English sub-titles for that part of the plot as in Darryl F Zanuck's ground breaking epic, "The Longest Day" (1962).

The two US reviewers above seemed to have enjoyed this film, so I suppose it served its purpose however I could not award it more than just above an adequate rating.


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