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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Alan Thurston
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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Radetzky March
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Music by Johann Strauß Sr.
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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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