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The Great Manhunt (1950)
"State Secret" (original title)

Passed  -  Drama | Romance | Thriller  -  11 September 1950 (UK)
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Visiting in England, famed American surgeon Doctor John Marlowe is decoyed to a middle European country, and discovers the operation he is to perform is on the Vosnian dictator. When the ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Dr. John Marlowe
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Colonel Galcon
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Lisa Robinson
Walter Rilla ...
General Niva
Karel Stepanek ...
Dr. Revo
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Karl Theodor
Hans Olaf Moser ...
Sigrist (as Hans Moser)
Guido Lorraine ...
Lieutenant Prachi
Robert Ayres ...
Arthur J. Buckman
Howard Douglas ...
Clubman
Martin Boddey ...
Clubman
Russell Waters ...
Clubman
Arthur Howard ...
Clubman
Carl Jaffe ...
Janovic Prada
Gerard Heinz ...
Tomasi Bendel
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Visiting in England, famed American surgeon Doctor John Marlowe is decoyed to a middle European country, and discovers the operation he is to perform is on the Vosnian dictator. When the latter dies, he is replaced by a look-alike, but Marlowe is the object of a shoot-to-kill, vicious pursuit by the secret police of Vosnia since it is vital to Vosnia that the dictator's death does not become known. Fleeing, he seeks help from an English-speaking actress, Lisa Robinson, and the two are harried across the countryside before being captured. (Produced by the British team of Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat "in association with London Films" and released in the U.S. by Columbia Pictures Corporation.) Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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At the 'river docks', a London bus is visible in the background passing over the bridge. The stern of the 'barge' shown is also very clearly that of an English narrowboat, found nowhere on the Continent. See more »

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Dr. John Marlowe: They tell me that in some parts of the world musicians are finding it increasingly difficult to compose non-political music, so it's very gratifying to think that a doctor can still perform a non-political operation.
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Paper Doll
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Written by Johnny Black
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The Lady Vanishes meets The Third Man
13 October 2003 | by (Adelaide, South Australia) – See all my reviews

The producers wrote films by Hitchcock and Carol Reed, and it shows. A lightweight suspenser, with the charm of impeccably urbane Fairbanks and that Paper Doll lady (surprisingly, Jack Hawkins lacks a light touch). Marvellously photographed by Robert Krasker-- how did he fit it in with The Third Man -- in the Dolomite Mountains (see contemporary report in Sight and Sound magazine). Little recognised, but this is cinematic st


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