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Passport to Destiny (1944)

A British cleaning woman believes a glass eye has magical powers that will protect her from harm. She travels from London to Berlin and manages to obtain a job as a cleaning woman at Hitler's headquarters. However, her assassination plan is foiled. But, she and other secret agents manage to escape to London during RAF bombing raid of the Reich Chancery.

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Ella Muggins
Gordon Oliver ...
Capt. Franz von Weber
Lenore Aubert ...
Grete Neumann
Lionel Royce ...
Sturmfuehrer Karl Dietrich
Fritz Feld ...
Chief Janitor
Joseph Vitale ...
Lt. Bosch
Gavin Muir ...
Herr Joyce / Lord Haw-Haw
Lloyd Corrigan ...
Prof. Frederick Walthers
Anita Sharp-Bolster ...
Agnes (as Anita Bolster)
Lydia Bilbrook ...
Millie
Lumsden Hare ...
Freighter Captain Mack
Hans Schumm ...
Miniger, Dietrich's Aide
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A British cleaning woman believes a glass eye has magical powers that will protect her from harm. She travels from London to Berlin and manages to obtain a job as a cleaning woman at Hitler's headquarters. However, her assassination plan is foiled. But, she and other secret agents manage to escape to London during RAF bombing raid of the Reich Chancery.

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31 January 1944 (USA)  »

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Magnificent Adventure  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The photograph of Henry Albert Muggins is of Charles Laughton, the real-life husband of Elsa Lanchester. See more »

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When Ella goes to clean the windows in Karl Dietrich's office, the shadow of the boom microphone can be seen moving up the wall to the left of the window. See more »

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A Common Scrubwoman Does Her Part to End WWII
9 July 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Offbeat and Wild RKO Comedy Starring Elsa Lanchester. Showcasing Her Considerable Comedic Talents, This Farce is a Lot of Fun. Watching the Scrubwoman Foil the Nazis One Can't Help Think of "The Great Dictator" (1940), "To Be or Not to Be" (1942), and Even the Three Stooges.

While Not as Fully Formed, This Little B-Movie Charms its Way Through the One Hour Running Time and is Never Boring. Elsa Carries the Show and the Supporting Cast Helps Make This a Goofy Gamble that Works its Wonders With its Fantasy Plot, the Assassination of Adolf Hitler, by a Commoner (a Female no less). "Who's a commoner?", says Mrs. Muggins.

The Silliness About Her Dead Husband is Overplayed a Bit, and the Deal About the "Magic" Eye had to be Debunked Because of the Hays Code's "Religion" Clause, but Aside From Those Irritants, the Movie is Quite Entertaining.


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