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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
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Capt. Franz von Weber
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Grete Neumann
Lionel Royce ...
Sturmfuehrer Karl Dietrich
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Chief Janitor
Joseph Vitale ...
Lt. Bosch
Gavin Muir ...
Herr Joyce / Lord Haw-Haw
Lloyd Corrigan ...
Prof. Frederick Walthers
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Agnes (as Anita Bolster)
Lydia Bilbrook ...
Millie
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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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The title on the door under Karl Dietrich's name - Sturmfuehrer - was the lowest commissioned officer rank, equivalent to a second lieutenant. It's inconceivable such a low-ranking officer would have such a large office in the Reich Chancellery next to Goebbels' and Himmler's. Additionally, that rank was obsolete after 1934 in the SS, and the character wears an SS uniform and collar tabs of a Standartenfürer - the equivalent of a colonel. See more »

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Silly fun
6 November 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Googily little wartime fantasy about a cleaning lady who, convinced a lucky charm owned by her late husband (played in two photographs by an uncredited Charles Laughton, Lanchester's real-life husband) will keep her from harm, goes to Berlin to "give that blooming Mr. Hitler what for." Ably supported by a cast of first-rate comics, particularly Lumsdale Hare and Fritz Feld, it still requires Miss Lanchester at her most wide-eyed to pull this one off.


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