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The Conspirators (1944)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Romance, Thriller  |  24 October 1944 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Ricardo Quintanilla
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Jan Bernazsky
Victor Francen ...
Hugo Von Mohr
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Police Captain Pereira
Carol Thurston ...
Rosa
Vladimir Sokoloff ...
Miguel
Eduardo Ciannelli ...
Police Colonel Almeida (as Edward Ciannelli)
Steven Geray ...
Dr. Schmitt
Kurt Katch ...
Otto Lutzke
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Storyline

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

A song, "Orchard Moon" with music by Max Steiner and lyrics by Al Stillman was published in connection with the picture. See more »

Goofs

The two cops in uniform that escort the police detective in the restaurant after the opening murder, are wearing black top hats similar to those worn by English bobbies then, which were never part of the Portuguese police force. Some twenty years later, Portuguese traffic cops would use those top hats, but in white, when directing traffic in busy crossroads. See more »

Quotes

Police Colonel Almeida: Police Colonel Almeida
[to Irene Von Mohr]
Police Colonel Almeida: , "May I escort you through this dangerous arena of diplomacy to the punchbowl?"
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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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Casablanca Sequel
14 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In order to counter the unbelievably negative previous review I shall first disagree with ALL of the "I spy" review.

Jean Negulesco (Humoresque) directs an all-star cast in "The Conspirators", a truly remarkable film, and a MUST SEE!! This film resembles "Casablanca" in that it has much of its feel--the cast, setting (WWII Portugal), romantic music, this film has it all! Strangely enough, this film bears some similarity to Hedy Lamarr's life in Germany before her escape. She worked extensively against the Nazi's. The fact that she was to be cast in Casablanca instead of Ingrid Bergman goes to show that the chemistry between Paul Henreid was definitely strong. Unfortunately, Lamarr was not able to take the role so it was given to Bergman.

Lamarr's enigma-like qualities is trademark of her style and adds to the film's appeal.

Henreid is in his own element here and the man he was hinted at being in Casablanca comes to life.

Sentimentality evidently fails to appeal to everyone. However, I will conclude with stating how much the messages this film carries appeal to me--the love story filled with strife, as well as fighting against all odds whatever the cost.


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