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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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Gen. Alex Schottland
Gia Scala ...
Lili Geyr
Erik Schumann ...
Lt. Reinisch
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Gestapo Leader Müller
Felix Aylmer ...
Cornaz
Walter Hudd ...
Edward Underdown ...
Laurence Naismith ...
Gen. Hauser
Geoffrey Bayldon ...
Dietz
Kenneth Griffith ...
Robert Crewdson ...
1st Gestapo Agent
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Gestapo Agent
Harriette Johns ...
Karen Corscher
Martin Benson ...
Gen. Wagner
Victor Woolf ...
Pawnbroker
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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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spy | nazi | hitler | singer | nightclub singer | See more »

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The British Master Spy Who Became Hitler's Favourite General ! 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 »

Goofs

When Gen. Schottland is in the forest trying to radio the allies, he is confronted by a soldier carrying a British Sten submachine gun. In the next scene it is revealed to be a German soldier and now he is carrying a German MP-40 submachine gun. In the next scene it switches back to a Sten. See more »

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Only One For Me
Written by Peter Hart
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Anachronism: Tape Recorder
2 August 2008 | by (New Hampshire) – See all my reviews

In one scene Gestapo agents are shown recording a telephone call. Unfortunately, they are using a tape recorder (as opposed to a metal wire one). Tape recording did not exist until 1947, well after the movie's time.

Before that, as seen in movies like "Walk a Crooked Mile," agents used a shellac disk or, later on, a wire recorder which had as its medium a metal wire. Another option was the Dictaphone which used a wax cylinder similar to the early Edison recording.

In the 1950's two-track recording was born and in the 1960's 4-track. I know this is incredibly boring but there is a minimum length for submitting comments.


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