A Navy engineer, returning to the U.S. with his wife from a conference, finds himself pursued by Nazi agents, who are out to kill him. Without a word to his wife, he flees the hotel the couple is staying in and boards a ship, only to find, after the ship sails, that the agents have followed him.
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Did You Know?
The pivotal character of Colonel Haki, here played by Orson Welles, was played two years later by Kurt Katch in "The Mask of Dimitrios". Both films were based on novels by Eric Ambler. See more
During the chase outside the hotel in the rain, Banat's pistol, a P-08 "Luger" runs out of ammunition, but the action closes normally after he fires the last shot. This particular pistol was designed so that the action stays open after the last round is fired, giving a clear indication to the user that the gun is empty. See more
Won't you join me, Mr. Graham? I'm just getting some fresh air.
[standing at the ship's railing, looking into the distance
To see the land from a ship, or to see a ship from the land, I used to like both. Now I dislike both. When a man reaches my age, he grows, I think, to resent subconsciously the movement of everything except the respiratory muscles which keep him alive. Movement is change. And to an old man, change means death.
In 2005 an alternate cut was shown at the Welles film retrospective in Locarno, Switzerland. It was the original European release print, lacking the narration and ending of the US version but including about six minutes of footage later deleted by RKO. See more
Referenced in Suburban Girl
Three Little Words
Music by Harry Ruby
Lyrics by Bert Kalmar See more