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.
The most dangerous spy of all time,
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26 December 1931 (USA)
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Gross USA: $931,000
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $2,227,000
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(Western Electric Sound System)
Aspect Ratio: 1.20 : 1
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Did You Know?
While this film was in production, rumors began circulating that co-stars Greta Garbo
and Ramon Novarro
were having an affair. This was untrue, but they did develop a strong friendly rapport. 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
Shiva, I dance for you tonight, as the bailars dance in the sacred temples in Java.
Music by Sydney Baynes See more