O.S.S.

Overview

Set during WWII, this taut and suspenseful espionage outing chronicles the courage of a brand-new cadre of specially trained American O.S.S. agents who parachute into France to destroy the vital Corbett Mallon tunnel to stop the German invaders from shipping supplies to their troops. One of the spies is a woman, and this bothers the group leader, who doubts her abilities. She soon proves herself, and the two embark on several exciting adventures before and after the completion of their mission. Along the way, the...
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Overview

Set during WWII, this taut and suspenseful espionage outing chronicles the courage of a brand-new cadre of specially trained American O.S.S. agents who parachute into France to destroy the vital Corbett Mallon tunnel to stop the German invaders from shipping supplies to their troops. One of the spies is a woman, and this bothers the group leader, who doubts her abilities. She soon proves herself, and the two embark on several exciting adventures before and after the completion of their mission. Along the way, the two manage to fall in love. Unfortunately, their commitment to duty is necessarily greater than their love and one of them will make a great sacrifice.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Bruce Eder
Done in the same vein as Fox's 13 Rue Madeleine, but in a somewhat more romantic and melodramatic manner, Irving Pichel's O.S.S. tries to tell the story of the Office of Strategic Services, the espionage arm of the federal government, which was a creation out of necessity for the prosecution of the Second World War. It's nicely paced overall and essentially breaks down into two sections, the opening in which we witness the training of a group of agents and get an account of what trainees have to unlearn to succeed -- and the second, in which Alan Ladd and Geraldine Fitzgerald's characters become the focus of a specific plotline. Pichel does well enough with the material at hand, although one wishes that Frank Tuttle had been given this movie to direct, to see what kind of sharp little edges he would have brought to the material.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/10/1997
  • UPC: 096898314534
  • Original Release: 1946
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  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alan Ladd John Martin
Geraldine Fitzgerald Ellen Rogers
Patric Knowles Commander Brady
Richard Benedict Bernay
Richard Webb Parker
Dorothy Adams Claudette
Philip Ahlm German Officer
Carl Andre Col. Hesiter's Aide
Paul Barrett British Pilot
George Barton Handyman
Don Beddoe Gates
Holger Bendixen German Sergeant
Carmen Beretta Resistance Woman
Georgie Billings
John Bogden Assistant Jumpmaster
Egon Brecher Marcel Aubert
George Bruggeman M.P. Noncom
Billy Burt Lieutenant J.G.
Helen Chapman Resistance Girl
André Charlot French Importer
Edward Clark French Waiter
Mme. Louise Colombet Old Frenchwoman
Catherine Craig Williams' Secretary
James Craven Jumpmaster
Roger Creed S.S. Man
Joseph Crehan Gen. Donovan
Frank Dae Scientist
Fred Datig Jr.
Julia Dean Mme. Prideaux
John Dehner German Radar Captain
Janna DeLoos Woman Refugee
Leslie Denison Lt. Col. Miles
Paul Diamond Resistance Man [uncredited]
Bobby Driscoll Gerald
Jimmie Dundee Sentry
Carl Ekberg
Richard Elmore German Army Private
Frank Ferguson Research Man
Gene Garrick Operator
Jon Gilbreath German Radar Lieutenant
Joseph Granby Engineer
Henry Guttman German Major
John Harmon Pierre
Edward Harvey Mr. Williams
Len Hendry German Soldier
John Hoyt Col. Meister
Jerry James Pilot
Roberta Jonay Gracie Archer
Fred Kohler Jr. Fireman
Jack Lambert German Lieutenant
Billy Lechner
Paul Lees Trainee
Anthony Marsh
John Maxwell LaFevre
Patrick McVey
William Meader
Tony Merlo Reynal
Peter Michael German Noncom
Hans Moebus Gestapo Man
Gavin Muir Col. Crawson
Fred Nurney Major Courier
Albert Petit
Walter Pietila Mansion Attendant
Byron Poindexter Copilot
Renee Randall Cashier
Jean Ransome Elevator Operator
Walter Rode
Albert Ruiz
Jean Ruth Brady's Secretary
Gloria Saunders WAC Operator (Sparky)
Carl Saxe
Tom Schamp Plainclothesman
Leo Schlesinger
Jack Sterling
Onslow Stevens Field
Tom Stevenson Instructor
George Taylor Gestapo Plainclothesman
Bob Templeton
Archie Twitchell Officer
Jean del Val Conductor
Albert van Antwerp Guard
Harold Vermilyea Amadeus Braun
Charles Victor Trainee
Henry Vroom German Corporal
Harlan Warde
James Westerfield Stout Man
Crane Whitley Arnheim
Herbert Wyndham Copilot
Fred Zendar
Technical Credits
Irving Pichel Director
Haldane Douglas Art Director
Hans Dreier Art Director
Lionel Lindon Cinematographer
Daniele Amfitheatrof Score Composer
Heinz Roemheld Score Composer
Richard Maibaum Screenwriter, Producer
Sam Comer Set Decoration/Design
Stanley J. Sawley Set Decoration/Design
Lt. UNNR Raphael G. Beugnon Consultant/advisor
Comdr. John Shaheen Consultant/advisor
William Shea Editor
Farciot Edouart Special Effects
Gordon Jennigns Special Effects
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