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Captain Carey, U.S.A. (1949)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 21 February 1950 (USA)
A group of agents in the U.S. Office of Strategic Services (forerunner of the C.I.A.) are sent to France, during World War II, to knock out the French railroad system and, in accomplishing ... See full summary »

Director:

Mitchell Leisen

Writers:

Robert Thoeren (screenplay), Martha Albrand (based on the novel by)
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Ladd ... Captain Webster Carey
Wanda Hendrix ... Baronessa Giulia de Greffi
Francis Lederer ... Baron Rocco de Greffi
Joseph Calleia ... Dr. Lunati
Celia Lovsky ... Countess Francesca de Cresci
Richard Avonde ... Count Carlo de Cresci
Frank Puglia ... Luigi
Luis Alberni ... Sandro
Angela Clarke ... Serafina
Roland Winters ... Manfredo Acuto
Paul Lees Paul Lees ... Frank
Jane Nigh ... Nancy
Russ Tamblyn ... Pietro (as Rusty Tamblyn)
Virginia Farmer ... Angelina
David Leonard ... Blind Musician
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Storyline

A group of agents in the U.S. Office of Strategic Services (forerunner of the C.I.A.) are sent to France, during World War II, to knock out the French railroad system and, in accomplishing this mission, most of them will be killed because of an inside betrayal. After the war, one of the agents returns to find the traitor. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O.S.S. See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Although set in post-war Italy and featuring an important local Italian family, none of the 5 featured actors is Italian. Joseph Calleia (Dr. Lunati) is Maltese; Richard Avonde (Carlo) is Canadian, Celia Lovsky (Contessa) and Francis Lederer (Baron Rocco) were born in what was Austria-Hungary; and Wanda Hendrix (Baronessa Giulia) is from Jacksonville, FL. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nat King Cole's Greatest Songs (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Mona Lisa
Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
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Song "Mona Lisa" Memorable -- Movie Forgettable
19 April 2003 | by herbqediSee all my reviews

Mona Lisa deservedly won the Academy Award for Best Song. And Celia Lovesky makes a marvelous Contessa in the center of the intrigue being investigated by Ladd. But, the film moves unbearably slowly in its middle, and the chemistry between Ladd and Hendrix is zilch. Overall, it's just another postwar intrigue film.


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