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A Lady Without Passport (1950)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 3 August 1950 (USA)
There is a problem with foreign nationals using Cuba as a convenient jumping off point for illegal entry into the United States. So U.S. Immigration Service Agent Peter Karczag (John Hodiak... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Marianne Lorress
... Peter Karczag INS aka Josef Gombush
... Chief Frank Westlake, INS
... Palinov, Gulf Stream Cafe Havana
... Frenchman, Palinov's Tout
... Archer Delby James, Pilot
... Harry Nordell
... Jack
... Lt. Lannahan, NYC Cop
... Lt. Carfagno, Cuban Cop
Charles Wagenheim ... Ramon Santez
Renzo Cesana ... Asa Sestina, Deported Mobster
Esther Zeitlin ... Beryl Sandring
Carlo Tricoli ... Mr. Sandring
Marta Mitrovich ... Elizabeth Alonescu
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There is a problem with foreign nationals using Cuba as a convenient jumping off point for illegal entry into the United States. So U.S. Immigration Service Agent Peter Karczag (John Hodiak) is sent to Havana posing as a Hungarian frustrated with the legal immigration process and open to an alternative. By this means he uncovers the human smuggling ring run by Palinov (George Macready). He also meets concentration-camp refugee Marianne Lorress (Hedy Lamarr), a Viennese working in a nightclub and one who has paid to be smuggled into the United States. When Karczag falls in love with her, he becomes conflicted, not wanting her to be among those he plans to have captured in his operation. So he tries to persuade her to stay in Cuba instead of being secretly flown to the United States. Will he succeed? What if his cover is blown? Written by Fred Edwords <FEdwords@Gmail.com>

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M-G-M THRILLS! (original print ad - all caps)

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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3 August 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Mulher Sem Nome  »

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Budget:

$1,088,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Palinov's fee of $1,000 to smuggle someone into the United States would be the equivalent of nearly $10,000 in 2016. See more »

Goofs

Mountains are visible in the background at the South Jacksonville, Florida airport. There are no mountains anywhere near Jacksonville, Florida. See more »

Quotes

Palinov, Gulf Stream Cafe Havana: A shrewd man never asks questions until he has gathered enough information to be able to distinguish between lies and truth.
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Soundtracks

I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much)
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played by a Havana street orchestra
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Nice Film Noir
12 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

Good film noir with Hedy Lamarr and John Hodiak. I think John Hodiak was a weak choice for this film; but I think that piece of casting was due to the low budget of this film; Hedy was reputedly paid $90,000, because of 'Samson and Delilah' This film could have obviously been better. However, I am a big Hedy Lamarr fan, and I thought 'Lady Without Passport, A' was a good film.


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