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The Two-Headed Spy (1958)

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This movie is based on a true story as written in A.P. Scotland's autobiography "The London Cage". The plot has greatly exaggerated the actual events of A.P. Scotland's experiences, including the addition of a fictional love interest.

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World War II spy thriller supposedly based on true story. British secret agent successfully infiltrates Nazi military, achieves rank of general during WWII. He gains full confidence of entire Nazi high command, including Fuhrer Adolf Hitler himself, save one suspecting German officer. All the while the spy passes war-winning information to Allies assisted by two loyal Berlin contacts, first a man then a nightclub singer. A war drama with love-interest relationship and a cliffhanger finale. Also memorable is frightening Adolf Hitler always portrayed from behind, face unseen but with snarling, tyrannical voice. Written by Arthur_2323

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The startling story of the British agent who fooled Hitler - and the whole German Army ! See more »

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16 February 1959 (Sweden)  »

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Chef de réseau  »

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According to Denis Gifford in his article "Who do you think you are kidding Mr Hitler?" from the film history tome 'The Movie', this film was the first British film made after World War II to feature Adolph Hitler as a character. See more »

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After Reinisch shoots Lili with a Walthar PPK the hammer is forward, but it should be cocked. See more »

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Heroes in the shadow.
2 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

Andre De Toth,who 's famous for directing mainly westerns ,pays here a tribute to men and women who work in the shadow,at their own risk:Jack Hawkins portrays a German officer ,who secretly refuses the nazi ideology and who passes on military informations to the Allies.He is helped by a courageous singer,played by beautiful Gia Scala -who would be the traitor in "Guns of Navarone" (1960),and who died in the late sixties of overdose.

Andre De Toth wanted to show the facts and nothing but the facts.So,no psychology here.His choice leaves the spectator hungry for more:why

this officer who fought during WW1 and suffered supreme insult of defeat, why should he join the other side?

The movie is absorbing,with a very competent cast,some funny scenes (the aide-de-camp who believes he's found evidence against his chief,while listening to Hawkins/Scala 's conversation and is called peeping tom by a superior),some suspenseful ones influenced by Lang and Hitchcock(the car got bogged down).

Outside the westerns,do not miss De Toth's "house of wax".


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