MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,558 this week

O.S.S. (1946)

Unrated  |   |  Drama, War  |  19 September 1946 (Sweden)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 241 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 3 critic

John Martin is part of an American spy team dropped into France during World War II to destroy the French railway system. After successfully blowing up a tunnel he runs back to save Ellen ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 93 titles
created 22 Oct 2011
 
a list of 3143 titles
created 04 Nov 2011
 
a list of 32 titles
created 02 Nov 2013
 
a list of 557 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 37 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "O.S.S." on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: O.S.S. (1946)

O.S.S. (1946) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of O.S.S..

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Webb Carey returns to Orta, near Milan, to find out who betrayed his World War II O.S.S. team and caused the death of several villagers. His old love Julie, whom he thought dead at the ... See full summary »

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Stars: Alan Ladd, Wanda Hendrix, Francis Lederer
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When ruthlessly dedicated postal inspector investigates the murder of a co-worker, he finds that the sole witness, a nun, has been targeted by the killers.

Director: Lewis Allen
Stars: Alan Ladd, Phyllis Calvert, Paul Stewart
Calcutta (1947)
Certificate: Passed Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Neale and Pedro fly cargo between Chungking and Calcutta. When their buddy Bill is murdered they investigate. Neale meets Bill's fiancée Virginia and becomes suspicious of a deeper plot while also falling for her charms.

Director: John Farrow
Stars: Alan Ladd, Gail Russell, William Bendix
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Legendary railroad detective Whispering Smith becomes convinced that old friend and colleague Murray Sinclair has joined a criminal band to loot the railroad.

Director: Leslie Fenton
Stars: Alan Ladd, Robert Preston, Brenda Marshall
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When hired killer Philip Raven shoots a blackmailer and his beautiful female companion dead, he's is paid off in marked bills by his treasonous employer who is working with foreign spies.

Director: Frank Tuttle
Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Robert Preston
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A duel takes place in order to put an end to the long and bloody war between the Romans and the Albans. Three valiant brothers are chosen for each side. The Romans choose three brothers: ... See full summary »

Directors: Ferdinando Baldi, Terence Young
Stars: Alan Ladd, Franca Bettoia, Franco Fabrizi
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In this Western, Alan Ladd exacts revenge on a small town the best way he knows how -- by becoming sheriff.

Director: James B. Clark
Stars: Alan Ladd, Don Murray, Dan O'Herlihy
Branded (1950)
Crime | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A gunfighter takes part in a scheme to bilk a wealthy cattle family out of half a million dollars by pretending to be their son, who was kidnapped as child.

Director: Rudolph Maté
Stars: Alan Ladd, Mona Freeman, Charles Bickford
Paratrooper (1953)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Alan Ladd is the focus of this story based on the wartime raid on the German radar station at Bruneval. The raid was a combined services operation and the 2nd Battalion of the 1st Parachute... See full summary »

Director: Terence Young
Stars: Alan Ladd, Leo Genn, Susan Stephen
Saigon (1948)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After World War II Larry learns that his flying buddy Mike will only live a short time despite the efforts of the doctors. He takes on a profitable flying job for profiteers Maris to ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Fenton
Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Douglas Dick
The Plainsman (1966)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Calamity Jane tries to help Buffalo Bill Cody and Wild Bill Hickock stop an Indian war.

Director: David Lowell Rich
Stars: Don Murray, Guy Stockwell, Abby Dalton
Wild Harvest (1947)
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Joe is the head of an itinerant combine crew, working the harvests against rival crew boss Alperson. Joe's buddy Jim joins the crew with startup money. Farmer's niece Fay falls for Joe. He ... See full summary »

Director: Tay Garnett
Stars: Alan Ladd, Dorothy Lamour, Robert Preston
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Ellen Rogers / Elaine Duprez
...
Cmdr. Brady
...
Col. Paul Meister
Gloria Saunders ...
WAC Operator Sparky
Richard Webb ...
Partker
Richard Benedict ...
Bernay
Harold Vermilyea ...
Amadeus Brink
...
Gates / Rodney Parrish
Crane Whitley ...
Arnheim
Onslow Stevens ...
Field
Gavin Muir ...
Col. Crawson
Egon Brecher ...
Marcel Aubert
Joseph Crehan ...
Gen. Donovan
...
Gerard
Edit

Storyline

John Martin is part of an American spy team dropped into France during World War II to destroy the French railway system. After successfully blowing up a tunnel he runs back to save Ellen and is told "Never come back for me again." Later he must choose whether or not to obey her wishes. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

spy | sabotage | world war two | See All (3) »

Taglines:

He's deep in danger...deeper in love...in the Top Thrill Show of the Year!

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 September 1946 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Afaneis iroes  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not your James Bond type of spy
3 April 2005 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The Office of Strategic Services was formed when Franklin Roosevelt decided once and for all we needed a separate intelligence organization if in fact we were going into World War II. And in the postwar era we needed one to compete with both friends and enemies who had been at this for centuries more than we had.

During the war the cloak of secrecy was firmly wrapped around the OSS, but after VJ Day a whole bunch of films came out about some of their behind the lines spy missions. The best of these films were Cloak and Dagger, 13 Rue Madeleine and OSS.

This film follows the training and then the missions in occupied France of a team of OSS operatives, code-named Applejack and their controller. The controller is Patric Knowles and the operatives are Alan Ladd, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Don Beddoe, and Richard Benedict.

It's a tough dirty job with a chance of survival not real great, but this team does its job. Geraldine Fitzgerald engages in a little Mata Hari activity with a German colonel played by John Hoyt and proves quite the temptress.

Actor Joseph Crehan plays William J. Donovan briefly in the beginning of the film. Donovan, a Republican, was named by President Roosevelt to organize and head the new agency. He had a colorful career both in peace and war and was previously played by George Brent in Warner Brothers, Fighting 69th. He's worthy of a biographical film himself and I wonder why none has ever been done before.

Alan Ladd is his stalwart best. Heroics he does, but they are believable heroics. One of his best films from his Paramount era period.


26 of 31 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Sour Critics Berdowns2
Discuss O.S.S. (1946) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?