Anti-Fascist German engineer Kurt Muller, with his American-born wife, Sara, and their three children, returns to the United States in 1940 after spending 17 years in Europe, where Kurt has engaged in underground resistance to the rising Nazi threat. Unscrupulous Romanian count Teck de Brancovis, a houseguest of Sara's family in Washington, D.C., discovers Kurt's secret and threatens to expose his activities to his contacts at the German embassy.
One woman of courage...symbol of millions..with a heartful of love for a man to remember (Print Ad- New York Sun, ((New York NY)) 26 August 1943)
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Did You Know?
This adaptation of Lillian Hellman
's play was written by her longtime companion, Dashiell Hammett
. Hellman was unable to write the adaptation herself as she was contracted to work on the screenplay for The North Star
(1943). She recommended that Hammett be given the assignment as he was very familiar with the material. (Hammett also needed the money.) See more
When Mrs. Fanny and Mrs. Mellie are riding in the car after an afternoon of shopping, there are various wrapped packages behind them perched in front of the rear window. But in the following cuts, the packages change positions several times. See more
When the time comes... When it comes, I will do my best.
Written by Paul Bowles
Sung by Paul Lukas See more