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I Was a Spy (1933)

Approved | | Drama, War | 15 December 1933 (USA)
During World War I, a young nurse in a hospital in German-occupied Belgium is secretly feeding military information to the British. Complicating matters is the guilt she feels when she has ... See full summary »

Director:

Victor Saville

Writers:

Ian Hay (additional dialogue), W.P. Lipscomb (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Madeleine Carroll ... Martha Cnockhaert
Herbert Marshall ... Stephan
Conrad Veidt ... Commandant Oberaertz
Edmund Gwenn ... Burgomaster
Gerald du Maurier ... Doctor
Donald Calthrop ... Cnockhaert
May Agate May Agate ... Mme. Cnockhaert
Eva Moore ... Canteen Ma
Martita Hunt ... Aunt Lucille
Nigel Bruce ... Scottie
George Merritt ... Captain Reichman
Anthony Bushell ... Otto
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During World War I, a young nurse in a hospital in German-occupied Belgium is secretly feeding military information to the British. Complicating matters is the guilt she feels when she has to treat the German casualties inflicted as a result of the information she's passed on, and the fact that the local German commandant is falling in love with her. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Drama | War

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Film debut of Martita Hunt. See more »

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Referenced in Ulysses' Gaze (1995) See more »

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Princess March
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Music by Charles Renard
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Flanders at war
10 October 2005 | by yvan-adam1See all my reviews

There is a problem with this movie: a Flemish nurse gives indications to the British warplanes to bombard German troops being in the open field and then there after she is nursing the soldiers that she was betraying. Martha Knockaert was not a Mata Hari but she was dangerous and by her behavior she killed a lot of people. Her trial by the Germans military is correct as it was by that time in the West Flanders in 1916. The movie shows us the German troops at the market place in full exercise which gives the movie a moment of real authenticity. Also the "café" scenes with the German officers are real. Roeselare was at that time a backward city with a rural population but now it is the nerve of a commercial region. It is the only movie ever made about this town.


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