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Candlelight in Algeria

  • Thriller
  • War
  • 1943
  • George King
  • 81 mins
  • PG

Summary

Wartime spy drama starring James Mason and Carla Lehmann. A piece of film detailing important Allied information is hidden in the German colony of Algiers. A British spy is sent to recover it, closely followed by a Nazi agent.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Alan ThurstonJames Mason
Susan FosterCarla Lehmann
Dr MullerWalter Rilla
Von AlvenRaymond Lovell
MaritzaEnid Stamp-Taylor
YvettePamela Stirling
SisterLea Seidl
Henri De LangeLeslie Bradley

Crew

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DirectorGeorge King

Details

Theatrical distributor
British Lion Film Corp Ltd
Released on
1944-02-20
Languages
English | German | French
Available on
DVD
Formats
Black and white
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