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I See a Dark Stranger (1946)

Approved | | Drama, Thriller, War | 5 August 1946 (UK)
A young Irish woman hates England so much she becomes a Nazi spy.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
William G. O'Gorman ...
Danny Quilty (as W. O'Gorman)
Harry Webster ...
Uncle Joe
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Uncle Timothy
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Kathleen Murphy ...
First Irishwoman
Josephine Fitzgerald ...
Second Irishwoman
Eddie Golden ...
Terence Delaney
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Mrs. O'Mara
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Tony Quinn ...
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Brefni O'Rorke ...
Michael O'Callaghan
John Salew ...
James Harcourt ...
Grandfather
Olga Lindo ...
Mrs. Edwards
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Determined, independent Bridie Quilty comes of age in 1944 Ireland thinking all Englishmen are devils. Her desire to join the IRA meets no encouragement, but a German spy finds her easy to recruit. We next find her working in a pub near a British military prison, using her sex appeal in the service of the enemy. But chance puts a really vital secret into her hands, leading to a chase involving Bridie, a British officer who's fallen for her, a German agent unknown to them both, and the police...paralleled by Bridie's own internal conflicts. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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First film of Liam Redmond. See more »

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When David takes Bridie for a walk on their first date, she is wearing a plain dress in the initial wide shot but a striped dress in the closeups. See more »

Quotes

Man in Bookshop: You've got your papers for England, I take it?
J. Miller: Yes, I've an Argentine passport. I'm going to Britain to buy bulls, apparently. I could have thought of happier excuses; I don't like bulls.
Man in Bookshop: Bulls will be the easiest part of your business. Did you ever meet Oscar Pryce?
J. Miller: Yes, in Leipzig last autumn.
Man in Bookshop: Did you know that he was in England?
J. Miller: No.
Man in Bookshop: At the moment he's awaiting trial in an military prison, at a place called Wynbridge Vale, in the West Country.
J. Miller: Bad luck. Well?
Man in Bookshop: Pryce has vital information. We ...
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References We Dive at Dawn (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Kelly the Boy from Killane
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Sung by the men in the pub
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Dead Body In Wheelchair
11 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

I don't usually go for old movies, but I saw this one today (I hadn't even heard of it before and the name sounded ridiculous). But I must say I eventually found the movie to be quite engaging. It's Deborah Kerr's show all the way. Trevor Howard was someone whose name I'd heard and I was a bit surprised at how he looked! I always thought leading men of the 50s were supposed to be very handsome, like Gregory Peck or Mongomery Clift. The best scene in this movie is where Deborah is wheeling this dead body from a hotel to the cliffs to dispose of it. On the way she passes by a cinema (or is it a play house) where the show's just finished and a stream of people come out. Then there's a cad who makes a move on her and then there's policeman who rescues her and then tries to talk to the dead body (who she's trying to pass off as her wheelchair bound grandfather).


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