Toward the end of World War II, the allied secret service receives a partial message indicating that the Germans are researching nuclear energy to build atomic bombs. In Midwestern University, the scientist Alvah Jesper is called up by the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) to meet his former colleague Dr. Katerin Lodor in Switzerland and bring her to North America. However, his mission fails and Dr. Lodor is killed by the Nazis but first she informs that Alvah's acquaintance Dr. Giovanni Polda is working for the Nazis in Italy. Dr. Jesper travels to Italy and with the support of the Italian partisans leaded by Pinkie and Gina, he has a meeting with Dr. Polda that is under the surveillance of the Gestapo. The scientist tells him that his daughter Maria had been abducted by the Gestapo and Alvah makes a deal with Dr. Polda, promising to release Maria first and bringing them to North America. While Pinkie travels to rescue Maria, Alvah stays with Gina and they fall in love for each ... Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Did You Know?
During one scene while Gary Cooper is walking there is a shot of his ankle, shoe and pant leg and what appears to be a "leg brace". Cooper limped due to a car accident as a younger man. There is no indication in the film that the prosthetic was planned or a deliberate and part of the character. See more
Just after the Hijacking, Dabney Coleman tells the airport detective on the phone he's a Staff Sargent (E-5) at the nearby Air Force Base. He is clearly seen with Master Sargent (E-9) stripes on his epaulets. See more
Opening credits prologue: Toward the end of the war... the mountain border of Southern France. See more
Spoofed in Top Secret!
Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald (Tales from the Vienna Woods), Op. 325
Music by Johann Strauß
Hummed and danced by Gina in the apartment See more