I Was a Spy

I Was a Spy

Director: Victor Saville

Cast: Madeleine Carroll, Conrad Veidt, Edmund Gwenn

     
 

This story of espionage in World War I is based on a true story. Marthe McKenna (Madeleine Carroll) is a nurse from Belgium who uses her beauty and charm to serve her native land during the war. McKenna is able to ferret out secret information from German officers and pass it along to Allied intelligence officers with the help of fellow spy Stephan (Herbert Marshall).… See more details below

Overview

This story of espionage in World War I is based on a true story. Marthe McKenna (Madeleine Carroll) is a nurse from Belgium who uses her beauty and charm to serve her native land during the war. McKenna is able to ferret out secret information from German officers and pass it along to Allied intelligence officers with the help of fellow spy Stephan (Herbert Marshall). When the evil Commandant Oberaertz (Conrad Veidt) discovers what McKenna has been doing, she's sentenced to be executed, and Stephan must step in to save her. I Was a Spy was the first American sound feature for German actor Conrad Veidt, who electrified audiences with his performance in the silent classic Das Kabinett des Doktor Caligari; Veidt left his homeland when the Nazis began their rise to power, though ironically he was to play a number of Nazi villains during his stay in Hollywood.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/24/2012
UPC:
0089859874925
Original Release:
1934
Source:
Vci Video
Sales rank:
43,801

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Madeleine Carroll Marthe Cnockhaert
Conrad Veidt Commandant Oberaertz
Edmund Gwenn Burgomaster
Herbert Marshall Stephan
Donald Calthrop Cnockhaell
Gerald du Maurier Doctor
Nigel Bruce Scotty
May Agate Mme. Cnockhaert
Anthony Bushell Otto
Gavin Gordon Actor
Martita Hunt Aunt Lucille
George Merritt Reichmann
Eva Moore Canteen Ma
Brian Aherne Actor

Technical Credits
Victor Saville Director
Michael Balcon Producer
Ian Hay Screenwriter
W.P. Lipscomb Screenwriter
William Van Engen Cinematographer
Charles Van Enger Cinematographer

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