Early one morning in a New York City park, a passerby walking his dog discovers who ends up being a Jane Doe shot dead in the front passenger seat of a parked car. Homicide Chief Captain ... See full summary »
Oxford Professor Richard Myles and new bride Frances are off on a European honeymoon. It isn't your typical honeymoon though, for they are on a spying mission for British intelligence on ... See full summary »
A young couple, Renee and Pierre, take one night a room at the Hotel du Nord, in Paris, near the canal Saint-Martin. They want to die together, but after having shooted at Renee, Pierre ... See full summary »
The wheelchair-bound matriarch of an English family uses her handicap to cynically manipulate all those around her. She coldly destroys a daughter's relationship with a man she truly loves,... See full summary »
This film received its initial television broadcast in Los Angeles Friday 3 May 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Seattle 8 May 1957 on KING (Channel 5), by Miami 29 May 1957 on WCKT (Channel 7), by Chicago 2 June 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), by Portland OR 8 June 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), by Philadelphia 24 June 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), by Amarillo 28 June 1957 on KFDA (Channel 19), by New Haven CT 1 July 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), by Altoona PA 15 July 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), by Minneapolis 1 October 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), by San Francisco 27 January 1958 on KGO (Channel 7) and by New York City 31 January 1958 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »
As Corlay and Kerenor are about to enter the pub, a German guard stops them. Kerenor says, "One uncovers. It's good form for the content." They take their hats off and enter. But once inside, only they have their hats off. All the other Frenchmen of the town, and the German officers, have their hats on their heads. See more »
Mme. Henriette Corlay:
[to Metard, who is impersonating her son]
There are women, monsieur, who give their love but once. I think Ann's one of them. When you go...
[Capt. Metard playing Bertrand Corlay]
It's not I she loves... it's your son.
Mme. Henriette Corlay:
I don't think you believe that. Monsieur, don't make her suffer any more.
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Solid story, I think well done and paced nicely for modern sensibilities even. Dramatic scenes jump to quite harrowing action without warning, and play out realistically. A relatively simple, high-stakes spy/war plot, clearly resolved. Nice bits of play acting, being discovered, double agents, etc. etc.
Some here complain about the acting, but I thought it all worked great, and the supporting cast really held up their end; even people on screen for two minutes seem real, and to be motivated by actual emotion.
Not a great transfer, and hard to watch but I caught it on TCM. Nicely done sets, and mostly works within the confines of budget by keeping things indoors and at night. The few outdoor scenes (especially those in the day) are a bit lame in the backlot/studio way they were, but that's about the only flaw I can find in it.
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