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Operation Secret (1952)

Approved | | Drama, War | 8 November 1952 (USA)
While under attack by German forces, a French army unit discovers there is a traitor in their midst, feeding the Germans information.

Director:

Lewis Seiler

Writers:

Harold Medford, Peter Ortiz (story suggested by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Cornel Wilde ... Peter Forrester
Steve Cochran ... Marcel Brevoort
Phyllis Thaxter ... Maria Corbet
Karl Malden ... Maj. Latrec
Paul Picerni ... Capt. Armand Dupree
Lester Matthews ... Robbins
Dan O'Herlihy ... Mike Duncan
Jay Novello ... Herr Bauer
Wilton Graff ... French Official
Dan Riss ... German Sergeant
Harlan Warde ... Maj. Dawson
Kenneth Patterson Kenneth Patterson ... General
William F. Leicester William F. Leicester ... Capt. Hughes (as William Leicester)
Gayle Kellogg Gayle Kellogg ... Corporal
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Storyline

A few years after the end of WW2 a special French military commission is convened to summon witnesses who could shed light on an incident that took place during the war.The witnesses are all French except one who is American. The incident dates back to the French surrender to the Germans in 1940.One group of mostly French Foreign Legion soldiers refused to surrender to the Germans and being holed-up in a farm house continued to offer resistance to the Germans.Their officer,Capt. Armand Dupree,suggested surrender but his men called him a coward until they were ordered to surrender.After the Armistice some of them,prisoners of war in German POW camps,escaped and joined various resistance groups.The American,Peter Forrester,joins the US Army and is recruited by US Intelligence for his language skills and for the fact he had lived in Germany and France before the war.When he accepts a special mission behind enemy lines,in occupied France,Operation Secret begins. Written by nufs68

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A SECRET HUNT FOR THE MAN OF MYSTERY FOUR NATIONS HAD TO FIND! (original print ad - all caps)

Genres:

Drama | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Danger Forward See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A very good B movie.
5 June 2005 | by essersSee all my reviews

This is a WWII swashbuckler!

I remember seeing it as the second half of the double bill at the Avalon in Brooklyn in 1952. The feature was something "serious" like Winchester '73. Anyway, as the film progressed, I said more than once: " This is really a good movie!" – I was 15.

Forrester (Cornel Wilde) is the man of mystery. He is a Marine who does a stint with the French Foreign Legion. This was all in the European Theater. He is recruited by, maybe, the OSS to parachute into Nazi territory and check on the devastation wrought by our B 17's.

With the help of a phony nun (Phyllis Thaxter) he is able to secure films of a German top secret weapon. These real weapon films are truly fascinating. Even the combat footage of the 17's is better than average. The whole thing ends with a shoot out on a beach where the main characters are to be picked up by a submarine. We then pan to an executive board type hearing to find out ---- Who is Forrester?

Phyllis Thaxter was beautiful. Cornel Wilde was adequate but quite dashing. Karl Malden, as the Legion's Maj. Latrec, shows some of the charisma that would blossom into his great talent.

Yes. It was a B black and white movie. It WAS a good one!


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