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Cloak and Dagger (1946)

In WW2, the Allies race against time to persuade two nuclear scientists working for the Germans to switch sides.

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The German (as Ludwig Stossel)
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Katerin Lodor (as Helen Thimig)
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Marsoli
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Luigi
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Col. Walsh
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The Englishman (as Pat O'Moore)
Charles Marsh ...
Erich
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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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Dan Seymour became friends with director Fritz Langon the set of the movie after Lang discovered he spoke German. Seymour maintained a life-long friendship with Lang and became the executor of Lang's estate. See more »

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Prof. Alvah Jesper: There was a time when I thought I wanted to be some kind of secret agent. I gave it up when I was eight.
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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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Soundtracks

Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald (Tales from the Vienna Woods), Op. 325
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Music by Johann Strauss
Hummed and danced by Gina in the apartment
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An Exciting World War II Spy Movie
8 September 1999 | by (Brooklyn NY) – See all my reviews

Mike Burke eventually ran Ringling Brothers and then the New York Yankees. He eventually moved to his beloved Ireland where he died as I recall. Whether or not his character was in some way a model for Charlton Heston in "The Greatest Show on Earth" I know not, but he WAS the advisor for this film having been an OSS secret agent during World War Two, and this is supposedly based on his experiences. He is mentioned in the credits. Gary Cooper is his usual fine self as a professor recruited to infiltrate Europe and convince a nuclear physicist friend to defect. His adventures are a little hard to take for a mere professor but with Cooper it always works. NOTE: Marc Lawrence is fabulous as the Ovra (Italian Gestapo) agent Luigi. The hand to hand fight he has with Cooper is one of the best, most vicious, and most realistic ever filmed. It's too bad Lawrence got blacklisted during the Fifties. But catch this movie when you can.


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