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13 Rue Madeleine (1946)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 1946 (UK)
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When spy chief Bob Sharkey finds out one of his agents-in-training is actually a Nazi double agent, his strategic decision not to arrest him results in tragedy.

Director:

Henry Hathaway

Writers:

John Monks Jr. (original screenplay), Sy Bartlett (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Cagney ... Robert Emmett 'Bob' Sharkey
Annabella ... Suzanne de Beaumont
Richard Conte ... Bill O'Connell
Frank Latimore ... Jeff Lassiter
Walter Abel ... Charles Gibson
Melville Cooper ... Pappy Simpson
Sam Jaffe ... Mayor Galimard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dick Gordon ... Psychiatrist (scenes deleted)
Horace McMahon ... Burglary Instructor (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

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 Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

1946 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

32 Rue Madeleine See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

Black and White (archive footage)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Robert Emmett 'Bob' Sharkey: If he isn't sold and should in any way suspect that you're on a double mission, if he does make his break and tries to follow you, you're going to shoot him.
Jeff Lassiter: Shoot him?
Jeff Lassiter: [clearly disturbed by the thought] Tha-That's rough! Tha...
Robert Emmett 'Bob' Sharkey: That's war... and that's your mission!
Jeff Lassiter: Yeah.
Robert Emmett 'Bob' Sharkey: O'Connell can do it. Can you?
Jeff Lassiter: Yeah, I can do it.
Robert Emmett 'Bob' Sharkey: That's all for now.
Jeff Lassiter: Right.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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Edited into All This and World War II (1976) See more »

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A MUST SEE For all WWII-era Film Buffs!
29 March 2003 | by Donnallama247See all my reviews

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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