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13 Rue Madeleine (1947)

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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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Psychiatrist (scenes deleted)
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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 <>

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Release Date:

3 March 1947 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)


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The film's director, producer, and one of the writers had worked previously on another spy film for the same movie studio (20th Century Fox) called The House on 92nd Street (1945) (aka Now It Can Be Told (USA)). Interestingly, both films utilized street addresses as their film titles. See more »


In the French village, Cagney originally appears with a .45 automatic. Next he carries a large revolver, then the automatic. When he is involved in the shootout, he uses the revolver. See more »


Mayor Galimard: There will be reprisals!
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Edited into All This and World War II (1976) See more »

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Cagney is "dandy" as always in this WWII thriller!!!
26 May 2000 | by (Cleveland, OH) – See all my reviews

James Cagney stars as the crafty leader of American secret agents of the 077 during World War II. The invasion is not far off and the Nazis have implanted one of their top spies into Cagney's unit. Cagney has to figure out which one of his people is a Nazi and then double cross the double agent with misinformation. The film is fairly interesting, but the characters are not fleshed out well enough, which almost makes sense due to the semi-documentary nature of the film. Still, Cagney is great at being Cagney, which makes it worth watching all the way to the film's explosive ending.

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