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The Great Impersonation (1942)

Approved | | Drama, Thriller, War | 18 December 1942 (USA)
An unconscious man is found in a boat which drifts to the landing of an isolated African outpost where Baron von Ragenstein, an enemy agent, recognizes the man as his exact double, Sir ... See full summary »

Director:

John Rawlins

Writers:

Scott Darling (as W. Scott Darling), E. Phillips Oppenheim (novel)

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Cast

Cast overview:
Ralph Bellamy ... Sir Edward Dominey / Baron Leopold von Ragenstein
Evelyn Ankers ... Lady Muriel Dominey
Aubrey Mather ... Sir Ronald Clayfair
Edward Norris ... Capt. Francois Bardinet
Kaaren Verne ... Baroness Stephanie Idenbraum
Henry Daniell ... Frederick Seamon
Ludwig Stössel ... Dr. Schmidt (as Ludwig Stossel)
Mary Forbes ... Lady Leslie Clayfair
Rex Evans Rex Evans ... Sir Tristram
Charles Coleman ... Mangan
Rudolph Anders Rudolph Anders ... Karl Hofmann (as Robert O. Davis)
Charles Irwin Charles Irwin ... Yardly
Frederick Vogeding Frederick Vogeding ... Col. Stengel (as Fred Vogeding)
Victor Zimmerman Victor Zimmerman ... Curt--Nazi Soldier
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An unconscious man is found in a boat which drifts to the landing of an isolated African outpost where Baron von Ragenstein, an enemy agent, recognizes the man as his exact double, Sir Edward Dominey, with whom von Ragenstein went to school. He plots to kill Dominey and pose as the dead man.He learns about Dominey's broken marriage to Muriel and his relation to Sir Ronald, head of home defense. Back at the Dominey estate,Muriel is delighted with the change in Dominey, and Sir Ronald gives the spy a confidential position.The situation is complicated by Bardinet, Muriel's admirer who, like von Regenstein, is under orders from Seamon, chief of the enemy agents. Another difficulty is Baroness Stephanie, a spy who loves von Regenstein. The jealous Bardinet tells Muriel that Dominey is an impostor and she tells Sir Ronald. At Police headquarters Dominey reveals that, in Africa, it was actually von Regenstein that was killed and that he, Dominey posing as von Regenstein, has been playing the... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Plot Keywords:

spy | based on novel | See All (2) »

Taglines:

DARING AS TWO MEN and twice as dangerous BECAUSE HE WAS... See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Farlig gäst i London See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In the book the movie is based on the story focuse on pre WW1 England not Nazi Germany. See more »

Connections

Version of The Great Impersonation (1935) See more »

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