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Captain Carey, U.S.A. (1950)

A group of agents in the U.S. Office of Strategic Services (forerunner of the C.I.A.) are sent to France, during World War II, to knock out the French railroad system and, in accomplishing ... See full summary »

Director:

Mitchell Leisen

Writers:

Robert Thoeren (screenplay), Martha Albrand (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Ladd ... Captain Webster Carey
Wanda Hendrix ... Baronessa Giulia de Greffi
Francis Lederer ... Baron Rocco de Greffi
Joseph Calleia ... Dr. Lunati
Celia Lovsky ... Countess Francesca de Cresci
Richard Avonde ... Count Carlo de Cresci
Frank Puglia ... Luigi
Luis Alberni ... Sandro
Angela Clarke ... Serafina
Roland Winters ... Manfredo Acuto
Paul Lees Paul Lees ... Frank
Jane Nigh ... Nancy
Russ Tamblyn ... Pietro (as Rusty Tamblyn)
Virginia Farmer ... Angelina
David Leonard ... Blind Musician
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Storyline

A group of agents in the U.S. Office of Strategic Services (forerunner of the C.I.A.) are sent to France, during World War II, to knock out the French railroad system and, in accomplishing this mission, most of them will be killed because of an inside betrayal. After the war, one of the agents returns to find the traitor. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 1950 (USA) See more »

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O.S.S. See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Although set in post-war Italy and featuring an important local Italian family, none of the 5 featured actors is Italian. Joseph Calleia (Dr. Lunati) is Maltese; Richard Avonde (Carlo) is Canadian, Celia Lovsky (Contessa) and Francis Lederer (Baron Rocco) were born in what was Austria-Hungary; and Wanda Hendrix (Baronessa Giulia) is from Jacksonville, FL. See more »

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No woman on his own
25 January 2009 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Captain Carey,US Army (check the title) comes back to Italy to unmask an informer who gave his group away to the Germans .He thought that the Italian girl who helped him then was dead but she reappears ,à la "Laura" and she might be the one who....unless it's his husband (which is really too bad for he was in love with her of course)or some vile wop.

Ther's a good depiction of the Italian village and their hostility to the Yankee whose activities were cause for reprisals among the population.A woman is waiting for her husband 's name to be cleared ,for his young son (played by Rusty (Russ) Tamblyn oddly cast as an Italian kid) can't accept the fact that his dad was a traitor anymore.

Mitchell Leisen was in healthier shape in the precedent decade ,and "Captain Carey,US " does not compare favorably with earlier works such as "Hold back the dawn" or "to each his own" .However ,it is not as bad as the precedent user wrote .Average.

Mitchell Leisen made a volte face after this ho hum effort and gave a very good thriller "No man of her own" the best version of the William Irish novel.


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