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Lancer Spy (1937)

Approved | | Drama, Thriller, War | 8 October 1937 (USA)
An Englishman impersonates an imprisoned German officer and "returns" to Germany to become a national hero. A female German spy is assigned to check him out but falls in love with him.

Director:

Gregory Ratoff

Writers:

Philip Dunne, Martha Cnockhaert McKenna (novel) (as Marthe McKenna)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dolores del Rio ... Dolores Daria Sunnel
George Sanders ... Baron Kurt von Rohback / Lt. Michael Bruce
Peter Lorre ... Maj. Sigfried Gruning
Virginia Field ... Joan Bruce
Sig Ruman ... Lt. Col. Gottfried Hollen
Joseph Schildkraut ... Prince Ferdi Zu Schwarzwald
Maurice Moscovitch ... Gen. Von Meinhardt
Lionel Atwill ... Col. Fenwick
Luther Adler ... Schratt
Fritz Feld ... Fritz Mueller
Lester Matthews ... Capt. Neville
Carlos De Valdez Carlos De Valdez ... Von Klingen
Gregory Gaye ... Capt. Freymann
Joan Carrol Joan Carrol ... Elizabeth Bruce
Claude King ... Captain
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An Englishman impersonates an imprisoned German officer and "returns" to Germany to become a national hero. A female German spy is assigned to check him out but falls in love with him.

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Colin Clive began the film in the role of Colonel Fenwick, but was replaced, due to illness and his subsequent death, by Lionel Atwill. See more »

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George Sanders with a German Accent
29 July 2014 | by marthawilcox1831See all my reviews

George Sanders speaks in an German accent in this film and would go on to play a German in both 'Confessions of a Nazi Spy' and 'Man Hunt'. His German is quite good, and his stiff wooden acting makes him convincing as a German. Here you see him being trained as an Englishman to speak German, and you can see his evolution from an Englishman to portraying future German roles.

I've never been a fan of Peter Lorre so I haven't got much to say about his contribution to this film, although he does play a minor role and keeps low profile.

This is more like a workshop for Sanders to evolve into a German character rather than a film that stands by itself.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amour d'espionne See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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