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The Conspirators (1944)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, Thriller | 24 October 1944 (USA)
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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Vincent Van Der Lyn
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Ricardo Quintanilla
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Jan Bernazsky
Victor Francen ...
Hugo Von Mohr
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Police Captain Pereira
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Rosa
Vladimir Sokoloff ...
Miguel
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Police Colonel Almeida (as Edward Ciannelli)
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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Trivia

This film has many tangential connections to Casablanca (1942) besides its plot line of anti-Nazi intrigue. It features Paul Henreid, Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre, who all appeared in "Casablanca". Behind the scenes, the film features music by Max Steiner and cinematography by Arthur Edeson, who both worked on "Casablanca". Like "Casablanca", it was produced by Warner Bros. It also features Hedy Lamarr, who was originally considered for the role of "Ilsa", which was eventually played by Ingrid Bergman. Lamar had also previously appeared in Algiers (1938), which also had a plot line similar to "Casablanca". See more »

Goofs

When an aerial map of Lisbon is shown, it does not look at all like it, and resembles an aerial view of the China territory of Macau and Taipa Island, then under Portuguese administration. See more »

Quotes

Jan Bernazsky: A pawn shop is the grave yard of dead hopes.
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Soundtracks

Maringá
(1932) (uncredited)
Written by Joubert de Carvalho
Played on a concertina and guitar by two unidentified men in the fishing village, and sung by them
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Very Good WWII Spy Movie
2 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie and it is one of my favorites for WWII intrigue. I consider this a sequel to Casablanca, taking off from where The Flying Dutchman left Casablanca and lands in Portugal. I liked enough that I bought the original book (searched and found it online). Definitely worth watching as it is also a good play on romanticism of the era.

During World War 2 underground movements all through Europe helped thwart the Nazi movement. In this movie a portrayal of the underground in 'neutral' Portugal is similar to what went on in Europe. Only one cheesy scene in the move, where a secret security camera is used. But that is a brief scene and does not detract from the film.

Because of this movie Paul Henreid is one of my favorite actors along side Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre. My first viewing was on a Sunday morning when a local TV station aired the movie. Finally I was able to see it again and record from TCM.


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