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Cloak and Dagger (1946)

Approved  |   |  Romance, Adventure, Thriller  |  28 September 1946 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Robert Alda ...
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Vladimir Sokoloff ...
Polda
J. Edward Bromberg ...
Trenk
Marjorie Hoshelle ...
Ludwig Stössel ...
The German (as Ludwig Stossel)
Helene Thimig ...
Katerin Lodor (as Helen Thimig)
Dan Seymour ...
Marsoli
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Luigi
James Flavin ...
Col. Walsh
Patrick O'Moore ...
The Englishman (as Pat O'Moore)
Charles Marsh ...
Erich
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Burke ...
OSS Agent (scenes deleted)
Robert Coote ...
Cronin (scenes deleted)
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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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Gary Cooper's role was based on the real life exploits of Michael Burke, who would later become President of the New York Yankees. See more »

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Closing credits epilogue: This picture has been inspired by the amazing achievements of the OSS, but no part of it is intended as a portrayal of actual events. The story, names, characters and events depicted are wholly fictitious. If there is any similarity between them and any persons, living or dead, or any events which may have happened, it is entirely coincidental. See more »

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Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald (Tales from the Vienna Woods), Op. 325
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Music by Johann Strauß
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Suspenseful and Full of Action Romance in Times of War
6 July 2008 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

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 (Gary Cooper) is called up by the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) to meet his former colleague Dr. Katerin Lodor (Helen Thimig) 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 (Vladimir Sokoloff) is working for the Nazis in Italy. Dr. Jesper travels to Italy and with the support of the Italian partisans leaded by Pinkie (Robert Alda) and Gina (Lilli Palmer), 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 other.

"Cloak and Dagger" is a suspenseful and full of action romance in times of war. The enjoyable story has good moments of tension but it is only a reasonable work of Fritz Lang. Gary Cooper's character seems to be a skilled and well-trained agent and not a scientist in many moments and Lili Palmer performs a strong female character in one of her first works. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Grande Segredo" ("The Great Secret")


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