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The Conspirators (1944)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, Thriller | 24 October 1944 (USA)
Vincent Van Der Lyn, a Dutch freedom fighter in WWII, is forced to neutral Lisbon to escape the Nazis. There he meets a small band of underground conspirators. The group's leader, Ricardo ... See full summary »

Director:

Jean Negulesco

Writers:

Frederic Prokosch (novel) (as Fredric Prokosch), Vladimir Pozner (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Hedy Lamarr ... Irene Von Mohr
Paul Henreid ... Vincent Van Der Lyn
Sydney Greenstreet ... Ricardo Quintanilla
Peter Lorre ... Jan Bernazsky
Victor Francen ... Hugo Von Mohr
Joseph Calleia ... Police Captain Pereira
Carol Thurston ... Rosa
Vladimir Sokoloff ... Miguel
Eduardo Ciannelli ... Police Colonel Almeida (as Edward Ciannelli)
Steven Geray ... Dr. Schmitt
Kurt Katch ... Otto Lutzke
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Storyline

Vincent Van Der Lyn, a Dutch freedom fighter in WWII, is forced to neutral Lisbon to escape the Nazis. There he meets a small band of underground conspirators. The group's leader, Ricardo Quintanilla, knows that one of their number is spying for the Nazis, and needs Van Der Lyn to help identify the traitor. Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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Drama | Romance | Thriller | War

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Country:

USA

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English | German | French

Release Date:

24 October 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les conspirateurs See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

A song, "Orchard Moon" with music by Max Steiner and lyrics by Al Stillman was published in connection with the picture. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the movie a neon sign for 'Cafe Imperio' is seen in the mirror as a waitress fixes her hair. Despite being a mirrored reflection the sign is (assumed purposely) not reversed. See more »

Quotes

Irene Von Mohr: You don't trust me.
Vincent Van Der Lyn: I'll just say for the moment I'm delighted by your company, enchanted by your beauty, and extremely curious to know who you are and why you sat down at my table.
Irene Von Mohr: Some things are much better without explanation.
Vincent Van Der Lyn: Touché.
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Connections

Referenced in Warner at War (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Rua do Capelão
(uncredited)
Sung by Aurora Miranda
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Very Good WWII Spy Movie
2 October 2010 | by ricklomaxSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie and it is one of my favorites for WWII intrigue. I consider this a sequel to Casablanca, taking off from where The Flying Dutchman left Casablanca and lands in Portugal. I liked enough that I bought the original book (searched and found it online). Definitely worth watching as it is also a good play on romanticism of the era.

During World War 2 underground movements all through Europe helped thwart the Nazi movement. In this movie a portrayal of the underground in 'neutral' Portugal is similar to what went on in Europe. Only one cheesy scene in the move, where a secret security camera is used. But that is a brief scene and does not detract from the film.

Because of this movie Paul Henreid is one of my favorite actors along side Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre. My first viewing was on a Sunday morning when a local TV station aired the movie. Finally I was able to see it again and record from TCM.


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