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The Two-Headed Spy (1958)

Approved | | Drama, Thriller, War | 1959 (Argentina)
Based upon the true story if A.P. Scotland's autobiography,The London Cage.

Director:

André De Toth (as Andre De Toth)

Writers:

J. Alvin Kugelmass (story), Michael Wilson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Hawkins ... Gen. Alex Schottland
Gia Scala ... Lili Geyr
Erik Schumann ... Lt. Reinisch
Alexander Knox ... Gestapo Leader Müller
Felix Aylmer ... Cornaz
Walter Hudd ... Adm. Canaris
Edward Underdown Edward Underdown ... Kaltenbrunner
Laurence Naismith ... Gen. Hauser
Geoffrey Bayldon ... Dietz
Kenneth Griffith ... Adolf Hitler
Robert Crewdson ... 1st Gestapo Agent
Michael Caine ... Gestapo Agent
Harriette Johns ... Karen Corscher
Martin Benson ... Gen. Wagner
Victor Woolf Victor Woolf ... Pawnbroker
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Storyline

World War II spy thriller based on a true story, of a British secret agent successfully infiltrates Nazi military and gains full confidence of entire Nazi high command, including Führer Adolf Hitler, except for one suspecting officer. All the while, he passes information to Allies. Written by Arthur_2323

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The startling story of the British agent who fooled Hitler - and the whole German Army ! See more »

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Drama | Thriller | War

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Trivia

The film was almost complete fiction. See more »

Goofs

When Gen. Schottland is in the forest trying to radio the allies, he is confronted by a soldier carrying a British Sten submachine gun. In the next scene it is revealed to be a German soldier and now he is carrying a German MP-40 submachine gun. In the next scene it switches back to a Sten. See more »

Crazy Credits

The credits read inspired by A.P. Scotland's "The London Cage". But in Scotland's own words "I had been a German officer... but that was from 1903 to 1907 during the Hottentot Wars in South Africa. True, also, I had secretly worked and successfully fooled the Germans and worked behind their lines... but that was alongside the Kaiser's Army in 1916." In WW1 & WW2 Scotland served as an intelligence officer interrogating captured German POW's. This culminated in his interrogating suspected war criminals at the end of the war. See more »

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Ich Liebe Dich
by Peter Hart
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Edge of your seat stuff.
30 November 2019 | by CinemaSerfSee all my reviews

Jack Hawkins wasn't always renowned for the subtlety of his performances, but he does manage that well here. In this quite plausible adaptation of AP Scotland's fact-based book, he portrays a German officer who works his way up the ranks, ultimately to reach staff rank in the Nazi army - whilst passing on secrets to the British for almost 30 years. The direction is suspenseful and it maintains the tension well - especially towards the end. This is rarely seen, nowadays, but is eminently watchable.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1959 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

El espía de dos cabezas See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Black and White (archive material)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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