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 <email@example.com>
Death Signs the Register
28 June 1946 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Epitaph for a Spy
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Did You Know?
Clare Hamilton, who plays Mary Skelton, was the sister of Maureen O' Hara. This would be her one and only screen appearance. See more
When the French police chief and James Mason are on their way to arrest Herbert Lom, the police chief offers Mason a sandwich from his lunchbox. The sandwich is so un-French and typically English, square-sliced white bread and not the baguette that 99.9% of the French would have preferred (and still do). See more
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.
It happened in August 1938 ... See more