In 1917 Lt. Bill Gordon is headed for France when he meets and becomes friendly with Joel Carter, niece of the Asst. Secretary of War. Finding out that he is an expert on codes, she gets ...
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Anxious to see some naval action in the Pacific during WWII, Lt. Bill Gordon makes the mistake of telling his new girlfriend, ditzy Elaine Carter, that he was an expert in deciphering codes... See full summary »
In 1917 Lt. Bill Gordon is headed for France when he meets and becomes friendly with Joel Carter, niece of the Asst. Secretary of War. Finding out that he is an expert on codes, she gets her uncle to cancel Bill's orders and has him reassigned to break enemy codes. In his new assignment he becomes involved with beautiful Russian spy Olivia Karloff, who is working for the Germans, and must juggle Joel's affection and his pursuit of Karloff's connections to retrieve a stolen code book.Written by
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This film was first telecast in Los Angeles Friday 15 March 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia Monday 13 May 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), by New Haven CT 20 May 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), by Altoona PA 27 May 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), by Seattle 22 July 1957 on KING (Channel 5), by Portland OR 22 August 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), by Tampa 17 November 1957 on WFLA (Channel 8), by Indianapolis 22 November 1957 on WLW-I (Channel 13), by Miami 5 December 1957 on WCKT (Channel 5), and by Chicago 12 December 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2); in New York City it first aired 17 May 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2) and in San Francisco 9 November 1959 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »
Lt. Gordon, after his first all-nighter at the bureau, looks at his wristwatch to see the time. Men didn't wear wristwatches in 1917; they were introduced after the war when French airmen made them fashionable. See more »
A wife's place is with her husband. When he's in Paris.
Lieutenant Bill Gordon:
Ah, but I'll be up at the front.
But you could come back over weekends.
Lieutenant Bill Gordon:
Or we could get the Germans to come right down to Paris, then I wouldn't have to leave you at all. No, darling, you can do just as much harm here as you could in Paris.
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This is a so-so movie starring the wonderful William Powell. I swear the man could have brought the phone book to life. It's a film about a spy ring, breaking some codes, and finding the mole. Costars include young, dark-haired Cesar Romero (by the time I knew who he was, he had white hair), Binnie Barnes, Lionel Atwill, and Rosalind Russell in a very early - and very annoying role. Russell is pretty (except for what looked a clown costume turned into a woman's suit), and she was certainly a masterful actress/comedienne of stage and screen. But this was not a good part. In fact, as I was watching it, I thought, I wonder if anyone else found this character - well, not very likable. The character reminded me a little bit of Katharine Hepburn in Bringing Up Baby, where Hepburn pursued Grant. But Katharine Hepburn played an airhead, and Russell portrays a down to earth woman. Somehow, her making a nuisance of herself with Powell isn't as fun as seeing Hepburn do it.
Bottom line, it's just not a great script, but it is interesting to watch.
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