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Street of Shadows (1937)

Mademoiselle Docteur (original title)
A slippery femme fatale, a spy for Germany during the Great War, is sent to Thessaloniki in Greece and becomes involved with a man on the other side, a French military officer.


Georg Wilhelm Pabst (as G.W. Pabst)




Complete credited cast:
Pierre Blanchar ... Grégor Courdane aka Condoyan
Dita Parlo ... Anne-Marie Lesser - dite Mademoiselle Docteur - une insaisissable espionne
Pierre Fresnay ... Le capitaine Georges Carrère
Roger Karl ... Le colonel Bourget
Viviane Romance ... Gaby
Jean-Louis Barrault ... Le client fou (as J.L. Barrault)
Marcel Lupovici Marcel Lupovici ... Alexandre (as M. Lupovici)
Gaston Modot ... Le patron du café
Robert Manuel Robert Manuel ... Un invité au consulat (as Robert Manuel de la Comédie Française)
Ernest Ferny Ernest Ferny ... Le capitaine Louvier
Georges Colin Georges Colin ... Le major Jacquart
Georges Péclet Georges Péclet ... Gregorieff
Jacques Henley Jacques Henley ... Le consul des États-Unis
Charles Dullin Charles Dullin ... Le colonel Mathésius
Louis Jouvet ... Le commandant Simonis


A slippery femme fatale, a spy for Germany during the Great War, is sent to Thessaloniki in Greece and becomes involved with a man on the other side, a French military officer.

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The main character is inspired by real life secret agent Elsbeth Schragmüller. See more »


Alternate-language version of Under Secret Orders (1937) See more »


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Lyrics by Louis Poterat
Music by Casimir Oberfeld
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10 November 2019 | by brogmillerSee all my reviews

A mesmerising and atmospheric film from one of the finest directors of all, G.W. Pabst. Wonderfully shot by Eugen Schufftan with a score by Honegger and production design by Hubert. The cast is gold-plated. Dita Parlo, who had the distinction of starring in two of the greatest films of all time: 'L'Atalante' and 'La Grande Illusion', brings her own air of mystery to the role of Mademoiselle Docteur. Pierre Fresnay, Louis Jouvet and Pierre Blanchar represent wonderful value needless to say. Jouvet as usual steals all of his scenes. It takes a while to warm up but is so well constructed that the suspense becomes almost unbearable, climaxing in one of the most exciting car chases on film. Apparently an English version appeared soon after with Parlo reprising her role but John Loder as the love interest would be a distinct negative. An earlier film directed by Sam Wood called 'Stamboul Quest', starring Myrna Loy as Mademoiselle Docteur is essentially harmless and marred by Hollywood's obsession with happy endings. 'Fraulein Doktor' directed by Lattuarda, the plot of which has no connection with Pabst's version, is remembered for the gruesome battle sequences but is, on the whole, a disappointing film. Stick with Pabst.

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Release Date:

13 May 1937 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Gospodična doktor See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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