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Adventures Inc. (1929)

Die Abenteurer G.m.b.H. (original title)
Based on Agatha Christie's "The Secret Adversary," a young couple looking for adventure become involved in the mystery of a missing woman and an espionage ring.

Director:

Fred Sauer

Writers:

Jane Bess, Agatha Christie (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Carlo Aldini ... Pierre Lafitte
Hilda Bayley Hilda Bayley ... Rita van den Meer
Eve Gray Eve Gray ... Lucienne Fereoni
Eberhard Leithoff Eberhard Leithoff ... George Finné
Elfriede Borodin Elfriede Borodin ... Jeanette Finné - seine Schwester
Shayle Gardner Shayle Gardner ... Julius Vardier - Staatssekretär des Innern
Hans Mierendorff ... Marglin - Chef des Geheimdienstes
John Mylong ... Boris (as Jack Mylong-Münz)
Valy Arnheim ... Wittington
Mikhail Rasumny
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This German film was the first to be based on an Agatha Christie story. See more »

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30 May 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Carlo Aldini and Eve Gray find themselves at loose ends and decide to liven it up by forming a partnership to look into mysteries. They settle on Elfriede Borodin, who has disappeared. They stir the pot using personal ads in newspapers. The respondents lead them in several directions at once.... and into a nest of spies looking for a missing document.

It's based on Agatha Christie's second novel, THE SECRET ADVERSARY, and it's a nicely plotted thriller. Mrs. Christie was trying out new teams, and this one was Tommy & Tuppence -- changed, for some unclear reason in this German movie to a French couple. There are a couple of interesting thrill sequences, but this movie shows its age in the thriller department, but actually caring what everyone is actually looking for, instead of concentrating on the budding romance of the movie's two lead. Even though it's not a great movie, it's certainly a well made example of the genre and just right for something for Dame Agatha to have crafted -- she was great at plot construction, but struggled to put an interesting sentence or character together. Just right for a late silent programmer!


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Country:

Germany

Release Date:

15 February 1929 (Germany) See more »

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Adventures Inc. See more »

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Production Co:

Orplid-Film GmbH See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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