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.
Did You Know?
Many of the Nazi SS men in the movie were U.S. soldiers from the Berlin Brigade. See more
In scene 5 on the DVD (USO dance), Linda's voice-over from the BBC broadcast refers to news of "American boys were being lost by the thousands on Pacific islands with names like Corregidor and Bataan". Bataan is a peninsula, and even if Linda hadn't known it at the time of the "death march", she surely would have known it by the time of the narration decades later. See more
[she lights a cigarette
When did start smoking?
I don't know.
That was a silly thing to do, don't you think?
I'm a silly girl. Ed. I think you're living proof of that.
References The Mortal Storm
Written by Glenn Miller See more