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Rendezvous (1935)

Not Rated | | Comedy, War | 25 October 1935 (USA)
In 1917 Lt. Bill Gordon is headed for France when he meets and becomes friendly with Joel Carter, niece of the Asst. Secretary of War. Finding out that he is an expert on codes, she gets ... See full summary »

Directors:

William K. Howard, Sam Wood (uncredited)

Writers:

Bella Spewack (adaptation), Sam Spewack (adaptation) (as Samuel Spewack) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Powell ... Lieutenant Bill Gordon
Rosalind Russell ... Joel Carter
Binnie Barnes ... Olivia Kerloff
Lionel Atwill ... Major William Brennan
Cesar Romero ... Captain Nicholas Nieterstein
Samuel S. Hinds ... John Carter
Henry Stephenson ... Ambassador
Frank Reicher ... Dr. R.A. Jackson
Charley Grapewin ... Martin
Leonard Mudie ... Roberts
Howard C. Hickman ... G-Man (as Howard Hickman)
Charles Trowbridge ... Secretary of War Baker
Murray Kinnell ... de Segroff
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Storyline

In 1917 Lt. Bill Gordon is headed for France when he meets and becomes friendly with Joel Carter, niece of the Asst. Secretary of War. Finding out that he is an expert on codes, she gets her uncle to cancel Bill's orders and has him reassigned to break enemy codes. In his new assignment he becomes involved with beautiful Russian spy Olivia Karloff, who is working for the Germans, and must juggle Joel's affection and his pursuit of Karloff's connections to retrieve a stolen code book. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Bill Solves an Exciting Mystery and Wins a New Sweetheart!

Genres:

Comedy | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blonde Countess See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The studio was not happy with the ending, and taking in responses from preview audiences, ordered re-shoots a month after original filming had ended. Sam Wood took over as director and James Wong Howe as cinematographer for the re-shoots, but received no on-screen credit for their three weeks of work. See more »

Goofs

Lt. Gordon, after his first all-nighter at the bureau, looks at his wristwatch to see the time. Men didn't wear wristwatches in 1917; they were introduced after the war when French airmen made them fashionable. See more »

Connections

Remade as Pacific Rendezvous (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

My Buddy
(uncredited)
Music by Walter Donaldson
Played during the opening credits
Also played during the introductions at the restaurant
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Interesting even if flawed
4 June 2003 | by Jim TrittenSee all my reviews

Not an often shown film, nor a great one, this is worth your time if TCM ever shows it again. The plot is somewhat dated but nevertheless interesting -- code breaking and spy catching -- if you ignore some of the excesses that were probably added by Hollywood. Folding in comedy, drama, and action into what would probably have made an excellent military training film, we are left unsatisfied with the overall effect. Yet there is a hint of the "Thin Man" chemistry between William Powell and Rosalind Russell that brings a smile to your lips. Fair but I am not sorry that I watched it.


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