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13 Rue Madeleine (1946)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 1946 (UK)
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When spy chief Bob Sharkey finds out one of his agents-in-training is actually a Nazi double agent, his strategic decision not to arrest him results in tragedy.

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Documentary-style prologue follows training of O.S.S. agents for WWII work behind enemy lines. One of the group is a German "mole;" leaders Gibson and Sharkey are aware of this and scheme to feed him false info about the invasion of Europe, while the real agents go to France to find a secret V-2 rocket depot. But the German spy outsmarts them and rejoins his people knowing too much; Bob Sharkey takes the risk of going in after him. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Rex Harrison turned down the lead role in 13 Rue Madeleine (1946). See more »

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When Cagney is driven from the french Mayor's office, he is driven in a right hand drive car. The only countries in Europe to drive on the left are the UK and Ireland (and in the period Sweden also, who switched to the right in 1962). Whilst it is of course possible to find a few RHD cars in France, it's more likely the only European car the film makers had was a British one. See more »

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Charles Gibson: 22 potential agents. Most of them have a foreign background. All of them can speak French. One of them can speak German.
Robert Emmett 'Bob' Sharkey: Mmmm-hmmm.
Charles Gibson: You got to find out who that is.
Robert Emmett 'Bob' Sharkey: All right.
Charles Gibson: That's not as easy as it sounds.
Robert Emmett 'Bob' Sharkey: Why?
Charles Gibson: Because one of the students in the group is a German agent.
Robert Emmett 'Bob' Sharkey: A German agent? Looks like you know.
Charles Gibson: Yeah.
Robert Emmett 'Bob' Sharkey: Man or woman?
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Prologue, shown printed in a book: No single story could ever pay full tribute to the accomplishments of the U.S. Army Intelligence in World War II. Working secretly behind enemy lines, in close cooperation with our Allies, its brilliant work was an acknowledged factor in the final victory. The page turns to reveal: In order to obtain the maximum of realism and authenticity, all the exterior and interior settings in this Motion Picture were photographed in the field - - and, whenever possible, at the actual locations. See more »

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Double crossing double agents in WWII.
18 October 2000 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

Very interesting war drama starring James Cagney as a secret agent that has to infiltrate Nazi headquarters and double cross an enemy spy that has slipped into his own unit. The discovery of a German missile site location is the main objective. Cagney is air lifted into France and has trouble convincing French freedom fighters that he is there to loosen the Nazi strangle hold.

The cast is full of fine players: Richard Conte, Sam Jaffe, E.G. Marshall, Red Buttons, Karl Malden, Roland Winters and the lovely Annabella.

A great black and white flick evocative of the 40s. Catch it on AMC.


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