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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dolores Daria Sunnel
... Baron Kurt von Rohback / Lt. Michael Bruce
... Maj. Sigfried Gruning
... Joan Bruce
... Lt. Col. Gottfried Hollen
... Prince Ferdi Zu Schwarzwald
... Gen. Von Meinhardt
... Col. Fenwick
... Schratt
... Fritz Mueller
... Capt. Neville
Carlos De Valdez ... Von Klingen
... Capt. Freymann
Joan Carrol ... Elizabeth Bruce
... 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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Amour d'espionne  »

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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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Dreary quota quickie
13 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

This uninspired "Prisoner of Zenda" ripoff has little to recommend it, and certainly not George Sanders, who's as unconvincing as an English action hero as he is as a Stroheim-style Prussian. Peter Lorre seems to be here mainly for the marquee value of his name, as he's given absolutely nothing to do.


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