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.
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Did You Know?
Producer Hal B. Wallis
originally wanted Charles Boyer
for the male lead before deciding that Boyer's French accent would prove counter-productive. Instead, he went with Paul Lukas
who had originated the role on Broadway. See more
When David and Marthe are first seen in the rowboat, the boat is dangerously low in the water, only about 1½ inches above the water line. In the next shot, form a different angle, the boat is almost a foot above the water line. See more
I do not tell you this story to prove that we are remarkable, but to prove that they are not.
America, My Country 'Tis of Thee
Music attributed to Henry Carey
("God Save the King!") (1744)
Played often in the score See more