Candlelight in Algeria

Candlelight in Algeria

George King (1943)

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Our Score
Throughout the Second World War, Allied intelligence chiefs were worried that the image of the doltish Nazi depicted in films might make people underestimate the Germans as an enemy. Certainly, the officers on parade in this tepid potboiler pose few problems for James Mason as he attempts to steal the film that will betray the location of a top-secret meeting. Well below his usual nasty best, Walter Rilla is confounded by Mason and sculptress Carla Lehmann with embarrassing ease, while director George King misses out on both suspense and authenticity. A distinct comedown for Mason after The Man in Grey.


An American sculptor living in London during the Second World War comes to the aid of a British secret agent whose life is in danger. The spy is on a mission to recover a camera containing evidence of vital Allied battle plans, but a Nazi operative is on his trail. Spy thriller, starring James Mason and Carla Lehmann.

Cast & Crew

Alan Thurston James Mason
Susan Foster Carla Lehmann
Dr Muller Walter Rilla
Von Alven Raymond Lovell
Maritza Enid Stamp-Taylor
Yvette Pamela Stirling
Henri de Lange Leslie Bradley
Toni Harold Berens
Director George King
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: British Lion Film Corp LtdAvailable on: DVD