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  • War
  • Drama
  • 1946
  • Irving Pichel
  • 105 mins
  • PG

Summary

Spy drama starring Alan Ladd and Geraldine Fitzgerald. During the Second World War, many US civilians volunteer for training with the Office of Strategic Services. The successful candidates must make sacrifices for their country; some will pay the ultimate price.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Paramount's resident tough guy Alan Ladd finds himself spying in France during the Second World War in this pretty routine drama that's given dignity by the strength of the star's performance. As the movie is so obviously a Ladd vehicle, there are no other stellar names in support; Geraldine Fitzgerald makes an attractive though unexciting heroine and Patric Knowles is as wooden as ever. Ladd was making roughly three films a year at this time and was one of Hollywood's hottest properties. Today he is largely remembered for Shane, but it was films like this that helped create his image and consolidate his stardom.

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Credits

Cast

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John MartinAlan Ladd
Ellen RogersGeraldine Fitzgerald
Commander BradyPatric Knowles
Colonel MeisterJohn Hoyt
Mary "Sparks" KennyGloria Saunders
BernayRichard Benedict
Amadeus BraunHarold Vermilyea
GatesDon Beddoe
FieldOnslow Stevens
Colonel CrawsonGavin Muir

Crew

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DirectorIrving Pichel

Details

Languages
English
Formats
Black and white
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