Toward the end of World War II, the allied secret service receives a partial message indicating that the Germans are researching nuclear energy to build atomic bombs. In Midwestern University, the scientist Alvah Jesper is called up by the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) to meet his former colleague Dr. Katerin Lodor in Switzerland and bring her to North America. However, his mission fails and Dr. Lodor is killed by the Nazis but first she informs that Alvah's acquaintance Dr. Giovanni Polda is working for the Nazis in Italy. Dr. Jesper travels to Italy and with the support of the Italian partisans leaded by Pinkie and Gina, he has a meeting with Dr. Polda that is under the surveillance of the Gestapo. The scientist tells him that his daughter Maria had been abducted by the Gestapo and Alvah makes a deal with Dr. Polda, promising to release Maria first and bringing them to North America. While Pinkie travels to rescue Maria, Alvah stays with Gina and they fall in love for each ...
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Did You Know?
's role was based on the real-life exploits of Michael Burke
, who would later become President of the New York Yankees on behalf of CBS. He also ran Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus. See more
Prof. Alvah Jesper
Dr. Katerin Lodor, one of the great ones. Used to be my scientific pinup girl before Hungary sold out to the Nazis.
Closing credits epilogue: This picture has been inspired by the amazing achievements of the OSS, but no part of it is intended as a portrayal of actual events. The story, names, characters and events depicted are wholly fictitious. If there is any similarity between them and any persons, living or dead, or any events which may have happened, it is entirely coincidental. See more
Referenced in Windfall
Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald (Tales from the Vienna Woods), Op. 325
Music by Johann Strauss
Hummed and danced by Gina in the apartment See more