Vincent Van Der Lyn, a Dutch freedom fighter in WWII, is forced to neutral Lisbon to escape the Nazis. There he meets a small band of underground conspirators. The group's leader, Ricardo ... See full summary »

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Irene Von Mohr
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Jan Bernazsky
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Hugo Von Mohr
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Carol Thurston ...
Rosa
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Miguel
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Steven Geray ...
Dr. Schmitt
Kurt Katch ...
Otto Lutzke
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Vincent Van Der Lyn, a Dutch freedom fighter in WWII, is forced to neutral Lisbon to escape the Nazis. There he meets a small band of underground conspirators. The group's leader, Ricardo Quintanilla, knows that one of their number is spying for the Nazis, and needs Van Der Lyn to help identify the traitor. Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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Almas de fuego  »

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Don Siegel was to have made his directorial debut with this film, but after a spat with Warner Bros. chief Jack L. Warner, he was "demoted" to assistant director and Jean Negulesco was assigned as director. See more »

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Near the beginning of the movie a neon sign for 'Cafe Imperio' is seen in the mirror as a waitress fixes her hair. Despite being a mirrored reflection the sign is (assumed purposely) not reversed. See more »

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Jan Bernazsky: A pawn shop is the grave yard of dead hopes.
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World War II Espionage Melodrama
23 March 2002 | by (Corrales, NM) – See all my reviews

Hedy Lamarr is never more beautiful and it is always a pleasure to see Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre together. The story line is fairly good for the era but the on-screen results disappoint. The movie is justifiably compared with the much much better Casablanca. Paul Henreid is escaping from the Nazis in neutral Lisbon. Hedy, Sydney, and Peter all offer help but there are complications. Conspirators abound -- who is to be trusted? All is revealed an a too predictable ending. See this film as an example of movie making during the war or to round out your viewing of its cast. On the other hand, my wife loved it! Go figure.


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