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Documentary-style prologue follows training of O.S.S. agents for WWII work behind enemy lines. One of the group is a German "mole;" leaders Gibson and Sharkey are aware of this and scheme to feed him false info about the invasion of Europe, while the real agents go to France to find a secret V-2 rocket depot. But the German spy outsmarts them and rejoins his people knowing too much; Bob Sharkey takes the risk of going in after him.Written by
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James Cagney at one time was the highest ranking Caucasian Black-belt in Judo, and displayed a little of his expertise in the early part of this movie. He demonstrated to the agents in training how to properly roll heels over head on a mat. He said to "slap" the ground to lessen the impact. This is probably the first lesson learned in Judo training. Cagney really showed his Judo training in another movie, Blood on the Sun (1945), in which he battled the villain in hand-to-hand combat in a wharf-side warehouse. In the scene he does not use a stunt double. See more »
When the resistance listen to their personal message on the news, the radio news reader "from London" is clearly American, such messages were broadcast by the BBC. See more »
Prologue, shown printed in a book: No single story could ever pay full tribute to the accomplishments of the U.S. Army Intelligence in World War II. Working secretly behind enemy lines, in close cooperation with our Allies, its brilliant work was an acknowledged factor in the final victory. The page turns to reveal: In order to obtain the maximum of realism and authenticity, all the exterior and interior settings in this Motion Picture were photographed in the field - - and, whenever possible, at the actual locations. See more »
In my opinion, Cagney is excellent in this movie, as is Richard Conte. The only fault I can really find with this movie, is that the characters were not really "fleshed out" enough. But the entire movie is suspenseful, your interest will not wane, and even if it does, the ending is worth sitting through the entire picture for.
If you are like me, and love WWII era spy films, then check out this film. You won't be disappointed.
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