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

Goofs

When Vincent van Der Lyn leaves the airport in Lisbon, walking, he is already in Sintra - a different council, some 50 km away. 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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Spoofed in Top Secret! (1984) See more »

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Rua do Capelão
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Sung by Aurora Miranda
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Another wartime film from Warner Brothers
12 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You know that Warner Brothers - once they have their hands on a hot property, they slice it, dice it, and put it in the Mixmaster. Just look at the three versions of "The Maltese Falcon." Now it's wartime, and that hot property is, of course "Casablanca." In "The Conspirators," part of that magnificent cast is reunited - Paul Henried, Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre - in this story of a Dutch freedom fighter, Vincent Van der Lyn, in neutral Lisbon and having trouble figuring out who wants to help him and who wants to hurt him. The suspects are Greenstreet, the head of a resistance group, Lorre, one of its members, and the exquisite Hedy Lamarr, married to a Nazi official.

The story is harder to follow and ultimately, the film is not as good as "Joan of Paris," another World War II film starring Henried, but it still has great atmosphere and is fairly intriguing. There just isn't enough of Greenstreet or Lorre, one of the great screen teams. Paul Henried, a very useful actor during World War II while the stars were away, does a good job as Van der Lyn. Lamarr is positively outrageously beautiful - no, she's not much of an actress - it's a face made for the closeup, and one can just look at her forever. What she brings is a certain enigmatic quality, probably by default, but who cares.

If this pops up on TCM, you won't be sorry you saw it, but you won't be swept away either.


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