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Candlelight in Algeria (1944)

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 ...
Raymond Lovell ...
Von Alven
Enid Stamp-Taylor ...
Maritza (as Enid Stamp Taylor)
Walter Rilla ...
Pamela Stirling ...
Yvette
Lea Seidl ...
Sister
Sybille Binder ...
Woman (as Sybilla Binder)
Hella Kürty ...
Maid (as Hella Kurty)
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)  »

Also Known As:

La espía de Argel  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

This is a British film set in Algeria during war time. It is highly unlikely that two right hand drive cars would have been used, one owned by Dr Muller and stolen by Susan Foster and Alan Thurston and the chasing car belonging to the German Armistice Commission. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: Our story takes place in Algeria during the uneasy period before the Allied Invasion of North Africa. Algiers - the headquarters of the German Armistice Commission - was under the control of the Vichy Government. Britain was fighting for her empire in the sands of Libya, and America, still friendly with Vichy, was preparing her first land campaign of the war in the west. It is a story - not of war but of adventure - of a secret meeting which paved the way for a great Allied victory.

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German Folk Tune
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Traditional
Arranged by Jack Beaver
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Fez up - it's a fun film
29 April 2006 | by (Bethesda, MD) – See all my reviews

You can get this film from Movies Unlimited. However, it is not 85 minutes long as advertised in IMDb and other places. It's about 63 minutes long, but the story seems complete enough. The interplay between the American heroine and her English secret agent boy friend is snappy and sassy. If you have ever wondered why James Mason was once considered the "Cambridge edition of Clark Gable", then look no further than this film. I particularly like the scenes where he is running around with a fez on his head for no apparently good reason. This was one of three films Mason did where he played the "good" guy (before the Brits figured out he'd be much more of a box office hit playing slightly sadistic anti-heroes). The other two are "Hotel Reserve" and "Secret Mission".


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