During World War I, Mata Hari is a German spy, working in Paris. She has already seduced the Russian general Shubin, and has now set her eyes on lieutenant Rosanov, a young up-and-coming officer. In order to get her hand on secret documents in his possession, she spends a night with him. But the secret police is on to her, only waiting to get enough evidence to arrest her.
Desired for Her Beauty; Dreaded for Her Treachery! (Print Ad- Philadelphia Inquirer, ((Philadelphia , Penna.)) 3 January 1932)
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26 December 1931 (USA)
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(Western Electric Sound System)
Aspect Ratio: 1.20 : 1
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Mata Hari was censored when it was reissued in 1936 to conform to the Hays Code. The available version is 89 minutes whereas the pre-code version was 92 minutes.
Among the censored parts of the film - the erotic dance to Shiva was shortened; a once famous scene of Mata Hari and Rosanoff in bed, lit only by the glowing ends of their cigarettes. The part contained a line of dialogue where her lover comments on her "ridiculously long eyelashes." This comment is brought up later in the film but the context had previously been removed. See more
Towards the climax of the film, when Mata Hari confronts General Shubin, she is wearing a ring on her left ring finger. She hurries out of the room, and moments later she encounters Rosanoff. He takes her by the hand and the ring is no longer there. See more
Lt. Alexis Rosanoff
Courage. Courage, my dear. Be brave.
Referenced in Casino Royale
Music by Montague Ewing See more