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Hotel Reserve (1944)

 -  Thriller  -  28 June 1946 (USA)
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A hunt for a spy, in an hotel in the South of France just before World War Two.

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(adapted from the novel "Epitaph for a Spy" by), (adaptation)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Peter Vadassy
Lucie Mannheim ...
Mme Suzanne Koch
Raymond Lovell ...
Robert Duclos
Julien Mitchell ...
Michel Beghin, intelligence chief
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Andre Roux
Martin Miller ...
Walter Vogel
Clare Hamilton ...
Mary Skelton
Frederick Valk ...
Emil Schimler, alias Paul Heimberger
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Odette Roux
Anthony Shaw ...
Major Anthony Chandon-Hartley
Laurence Hanray ...
Police Commissioner (as Lawrence Hanray)
David Ward ...
Henri Asticot
Valentine Dyall ...
Warren Skelton
Joseph Almas ...
Albert, the waiter (as Josef Almas)
Patricia Hayes ...
Woman
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An Austrian medical student living and working in France is hauled in by the police while on holiday in the south of the country. Accused of espionage he is sent back to his hotel to find out who might really be the spy. Not only his freedom but his chance of becoming a French citizen rests on what he can uncover, Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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hotel | spy | france | based on novel

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28 June 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Epitaph for a Spy  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The camera that Peter Vadassy uses is a Zeiss Ikon Contax. See more »

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When Vadassy's film is examined in the viewer, positive images are seen, although they are referred to several times as negatives. See more »

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Opening credits prologue: A holiday...in France...before the war...yet even then the plane-trees and cypresses of the South cast shadows in the sun.

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Wrongly accused of spying
13 March 2006 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

Hotel Reserve is an interesting little thriller set before World War 2 and I taped this when BBC2 screened it one afternoon.

A medical student on holiday in France is arrested for spying when some photos are developed showing something to do with the Army or Navy. To clear is name, the police release him and he has to find the actual person who took these with his camera. It has to be on of his fellow guests at Hotel Reserve...

The cast includes James Mason and Herbert Lom, both of whom went on to play Captain Nemo, Mason in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Lom in Mysterious Island. With Patricia Medina.

Hotel Reserve is quite a tense movie and is worth catching.

Rating: 3 stars out of 5.


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