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Dark Journey (1937)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Romance, Thriller | 2 July 1937 (USA)
During World War I, a German spy and a French spy meet and fall in love.

Director:

Victor Saville

Writers:

Lajos Biró (screenplay) (as Lajos Biro), Arthur Wimperis (scenario and dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Conrad Veidt ... Baron Karl Von Marwitz
Vivien Leigh ... Madeleine Goddard
Joan Gardner ... Lupita
Anthony Bushell ... Bob Carter
Ursula Jeans ... Gertrude
Margery Pickard Margery Pickard ... Colette
Eliot Makeham ... Anatole Bergen
Austin Trevor ... Dr. Muller
Sam Livesey ... Major Schaeffer
Edmund Willard Edmund Willard ... General Berlin of German Intelligence
Charles Carson ... Head of Fifth Bureau
Philip Ray ... Faber (as Phil Ray)
Henry Oscar ... Swedish Magistrate
Lawrence Hanray Lawrence Hanray ... Cottin (as Laurence Hanray)
Cecil Parker ... Captain of Q-Boat
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Storyline

Madeline Goddard is a smart young woman who owns a fashionable dress shop in neutral Sweden during World War One. Though she is grateful to avoid the fighting, the courageous and stunningly pretty Madeline feels she should be doing more for her native France. She volunteers to work as an intelligence agent, smuggling maps and other documents within the fashionable garments she ships to wealthy customers in London. Madeline's activities are so successful that British intelligence soon comes to rely on her as their main pipeline for information. At about this time, a British official in Sweden asks her to cultivate the friendship of Baron Karl Von Marwitz, a tall, distinguished-looking German officer who is in charge of counter-espionage activities at the German embassy. Unknown to Madeline, the baron has been sent to Sweden for the express purpose of discovering and eliminating the top British spy who has been smuggling out German war plans. When Madeline and Karl meet, each recognizes... Written by Dan1863Sickles

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Her Lips Kissed...But Never Told!


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

2 July 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Anxious Years See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Wide Range Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in 1918. See more »

Goofs

The story takes place in 1918, but all of Vivien Leigh's fashions and hairstyles, as well as those of the other women in the cast, are strictly up-to-the minute 1937 modes. See more »

Quotes

Head of Fifth Bureau: [Madeline is questioned by British intelligence] You've had months! What can you tell us about Von Marwitz? What about the U-boat fueling operation?
Madeleine Goddard: [distressed] I don't know! Karl never talks... I mean, I haven't got that close to him yet. The Baron is hard to know. Sometimes I wish...
Head of Fifth Bureau: [Sympathetic] Rough job for a woman, pretending to be in love with a man.
[pause]
Head of Fifth Bureau: You *are* still pretending, aren't you?
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BEAUTIFUL AS ALWAYS
13 October 2001 | by randybighamSee all my reviews

Vivien Leigh is beautiful and effective in her role as a spy masquerading as a Parisian dressmaker. There is requisite tension and passion in this thriller loosely-based on the real-life affair of couturiere Madeleine Cheruit and a high-ranking German officer during World War I. Another version of the story of the famous designer and her military lover is told in The Proprietor (1996)starring Jeanne Moreau.


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