1940, Linda Voss is a woman of Irish, Jewish-German parentage who loves the movies, especially films about war and spies. She gets a job at a New York law firm, after it's revealed she can speak German, fluently. As secretary and translator to Ed Leland, she begins to suspect that her boss is involved in espionage work. The two become lovers, and when America officially joins the Allies in fighting Hitler, Linda volunteers to go undercover behind enemy lines. Written by
He needed to trust her with his secret. She had to trust him with her life.
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The movie won Worst Picture at the Hastings Bad Cinema Society's 15th Stinkers Bad Movie Awards in 1992. See more
Right after Pearl Harbor, Linda's narration says that Ed Leland's real identity as a member of the O.S.S. was revealed when he appeared in uniform. The O.S.S. did not exist before Pearl Harbor and was not officially founded by Donovan and Roosevelt until June of 1942. Ed Leland would have worked for any number of government agencies coordinating intelligence info prior to the war, not Donovan. And Donovan himself didn't enter the intelligence game until Roosevelt made him Coordinator of Information in July 1941. See more
What I was going to ask you to do is stand up, turn around, and close your eyes and tell me everything you see in the room. It's an observation test. Do you really have a problem with that?
Pictures of sailboats and polo ponies; fancy books and diplomas; stuffed fish on the wall; calendar set to the wrong date; bookcases that need dusting; carpets that need cleaning; and a couple of guys from Harvard who are surprised that a girl who needs a job won't be treated like a slave.
References Espionage Agent
Written by Ray Noble
, Jimmy Campbell
, Rudy Vallee
and Reginald Connelly
(as Reg Connelly) See more