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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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Fritz Lang spy-thriller See more (25 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 V. 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)

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
Bill Cooley .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Myrl Stoltz .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Eddie Voight .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Frank Mattison .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
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)
Harold Noyes .... grip (uncredited)
Charles O'Bannon .... gaffer (uncredited)
Richard L. Wilson .... best boy (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
Polly Craus .... script clerk (uncredited)
Andreis Deinum .... technical advisor (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
  • 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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Language:
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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
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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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Fritz Lang spy-thriller, 14 May 2010
Author: jc-osms from United Kingdom

I have a sort of mission to track down and see all of Fritz Lang's American movies and welcomed the opportunity to watch this post Second World War Drama starring Gary Cooper. The film has its longueurs but on the whole tells a good story and contains at least one memorable set-piece by the great director.

Cooper's Hollywood roles tended to fall into two broad categories - shy bumbling whiter-than-white innocents ( see "Mr Deeds...", "Meet John Doe" or "Ball Of Fire") or calm, grace-under-pressure heroes like here. For me he does both equally well and while you can see that the man has aged as he enters the twilight of his career, he still carries off with aplomb the lead role. He also convinces in his relationship with his younger love interest, Lilli Palmer, who besides her good looks, displays maturity and sensitivity in her role as a behind-the-lines Resistance fighter.

The story has an almost topical theme too, the race to the Atomic bomb and Coop's character gets in a hefty diatribe early on about the perverse uses that science is being put to by men, before he's drafted by an old comrade, now in the American secret service to attempt to rescue a, pair of fellow-scientists from enforced collaboration with the Nazis.

For me the story hangs together well, the acting as indicated, is good and the cinematography throughout is fine. The story does drag a bit in the middle as Cooper and Palmer start to get to know each other but is enlivened by the memorable "dirty-fight" between Cooper (and Palmer) with a pursuing enemy agent. No hay-maker punches here with enhanced sound effects, instead the fight encompasses face-gauging and finger bending before erstwhile peace-loving scientist Cooper dispatches his protagonist by strangulation. Lang then piles on the suspense with a scene reminiscent of "M" as a little boy's ball innocently bounces to where the fresh corpse lies, threatening discovery only for Cooper to quickly improvise a cover-up. The fight scene (indeed some of the plot elements too) surely entered Hitchcock's thoughts when he produced his 1960's Cold War thriller "Torn Curtain".

Lang also doesn't shirk the brutalities of war, for instance the German nurse's brutal slaying of elderly, maternal scientist number one and the casual announcement later by a female Nazi agent that the second scientist's kidnapped daughter has also been cold-bloodedly slain.

On the whole a good solid movie, not without faults but another worthy entry on my Lang-watch list.

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