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Director:
Writers:
Albert Maltz (screenplay) and
Ring Lardner Jr. (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
28 September 1946 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
RELENTLESS SUSPENSE! (original ad - all caps) See more »
Plot:
Toward the end of World War II, the allied secret service receives a partial message indicating that... See more » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Suspenseful and Full of Action Romance in Times of War See more (23 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gary Cooper ... Prof. Alvah Jesper
Robert Alda ... Lt. Pink

Lilli Palmer ... Gina
Vladimir Sokoloff ... Dr. Giovanni Polda
J. Edward Bromberg ... Trenk
Marjorie Hoshelle ... Ann Dawson
Ludwig Stössel ... 'Fritz' - Gestapo at Bar (as Ludwig Stossel)
Helene Thimig ... Katerin Lodor (as Helen Thimig)
Dan Seymour ... Marsoli

Marc Lawrence ... Luigi
James Flavin ... Col. Clem 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)
Vernon Downing ... British Sergeant (scenes deleted)
Ross Ford ... Paratrooper (scenes deleted)
Holmes Herbert ... British Officer (scenes deleted)
Clifton Young ... American Commander (scenes deleted)
John Bagni ... Bit Role (uncredited)

Lex Barker ... Man Rescued at End (uncredited)
Eugene Borden ... Inspector (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Frederic Brunn ... German (uncredited)
Hella Crossley ... Rachel (uncredited)
Elvira Curci ... Woman in Street (uncredited)
Albert D'Arno ... Desk Clerk (uncredited)

Yola d'Avril ... First Nurse (uncredited)
Carl Deloro ... Ovra Man (uncredited)
Claire Du Brey ... Second Nurse (uncredited)
Eddie Dunn ... French Wireless Operator (uncredited)
Eric Feldary ... German (uncredited)
Bruce Fernald ... Walsh's Assistant (uncredited)
Art Foster ... Canadian Commander (uncredited)
Richard Fraser ... British Submarine Skipper (uncredited)
Arno Frey ... German Soldier (uncredited)
Frederick Giermann ... Bank Manager (uncredited)
Henry Guttman ... German (uncredited)
Guy Kingsford ... British Commander (uncredited)
Charles La Torre ... Janitor (uncredited)
Marten Lamont ... Canadian Runner (uncredited)
Bruce Lester ... British Officer (uncredited)
Lynne Lyons ... Woman in Bank / Double (uncredited)
Rory Mallinson ... Paul (uncredited)
Anthony Marsh ... Radio Operator (uncredited)
Frank Mayo ... French Spy (uncredited)
Peter Michael ... German Agent (uncredited)
Marie Monteil ... Nun (uncredited)
Neyle Morrow ... Pietro - Radioman at Hut (uncredited)
John Mylong ... German Captain (uncredited)
Lillian Nicholson ... Nun (uncredited)
Paul Panzer ... Waiter (uncredited)
Eddie Parker ... Gestapo Agent (uncredited)
Gil Perkins ... Gestapo Agent (uncredited)
Otto Reichow ... German Soldier (uncredited)
Julian Rivero ... Punaro - Owner of Hut (uncredited)
Ramon Ros ... Driver (uncredited)
John Royce ... Bellhop (uncredited)
Bobby Santon ... Italian Boy (uncredited)
Hector Sarno ... Proprietor (uncredited)
Leonardo Scavino ... Italian Soldier (uncredited)
Hans Schumm ... German Agent (uncredited)
Dan Sheridan ... British Adjutant (uncredited)
George Sorel ... Ovra Man (uncredited)
Ray Spiker ... German (uncredited)
Lotte Stein ... Loder's Nurse-Guard (uncredited)
Robert R. Stephenson ... Photographer (uncredited)
Don Turner ... Lingg (uncredited)
Hans von Morhart ... German (uncredited)
Regina Wallace ... Cashier (uncredited)
Richard Walsh ... American Sergeant (uncredited)
Douglas Walton ... British Pilot (uncredited)
Leo White ... Room Service Waiter (uncredited)
Crane Whitley ... Switchman (uncredited)

Frank Wilcox ... American Officer (uncredited)
Victor Zimmerman ... Bartender (uncredited)
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Directed by
Fritz Lang 
 
Writing credits
Albert Maltz (screenplay) and
Ring Lardner Jr. (screenplay)

Boris Ingster (original story) and
John Larkin (original story)

Corey Ford (suggested by the book) and
Alastair MacBain (suggested by the book)

Produced by
Milton Sperling .... producer
 
Original Music by
Max Steiner 
 
Cinematography by
Sol Polito (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Christian Nyby 
 
Art Direction by
Max Parker 
 
Set Decoration by
Walter F. Tilford (set decorations) (as Walter Tilford)
 
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Russell Saunders .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Donald P. Desmond .... set constructor (uncredited)
Walter Douglas .... assistant props (uncredited)
John More .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Francis J. Scheid .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Harry Barndollar .... special effects director
Edwin B. DuPar .... special effects
 
Stunts
Lynne Lyons .... stunt double (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Larry Cairns .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Pat Clark .... still photographer (uncredited)
Al Green .... second camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leah Rhodes .... wardrobe
Henry Field .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Eugene Joseff .... jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... musical director
Hugo Friedhofer .... orchestral arrangements
 
Other crew
Michael Burke .... technical adviser
 
Crew believed to be complete


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  • Office of Strategic Services (OSS)  this picture has been inspired by the amazing achievements of, but no part of it is intended as a portrayal of actual events (as the OSS)
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Runtime:
106 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Finland:K-16 | Portugal:M/12 | UK:PG | UK:A (original rating) | USA:Approved (PCA #11630) | West Germany:12 (f)

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Trivia:
A twenty-six episode radio serial of the same name was produced by NBC in 1950. The radio show was also suggested by the Corey Ford and Alastair MacBain book that was the inspiration for this film. The radio program commenced by Raymond Edward Johnson asking the question, "Are you willing to undertake a dangerous mission for the United States knowing in advance you may never return alive?"[See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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 »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Top Secret! (1984)See more »
Soundtrack:
Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald (Tales from the Vienna Woods), Op. 325See more »

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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Suspenseful and Full of Action Romance in Times of War, 6 July 2008
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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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