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13 Rue Madeleine (15-Jan-1947)

Director: Henry Hathaway

Writers: John Monks, Jr.; Sy Bartlett

Music: David Buttolph

Producer: Louis de Rochemont

Keywords: Thriller, Espionage, WWII

A German agent is discovered in Bob Sharkey's training group of agents preparing for a mission behind enemy lines. O'Connell also happens to be be best of all the trainees. Instead of removing him, a plan is devised to funnel him false information, which would hopefully fool the Reich into thinking an invasion would come by way of Holland. That plan goes awry, and Sharkey must step in to try to avoid total failure.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Walter Abel
6-Jun-1898 26-Mar-1987 The Three Musketeers
14-Jul-1909 18-Sep-1996 Hôtel du Nord
James Cagney
17-Jul-1899 30-Mar-1986 New York tough guy
Richard Conte
24-Mar-1910 15-Apr-1975 The Blue Gardenia
Melville Cooper
15-Oct-1896 31-Mar-1973 The Adventures of Robin Hood
Sam Jaffe
10-Mar-1891 24-Mar-1984 Gunga Din
Frank Latimore
28-Sep-1925 29-Nov-1998 Shock


James Cagney   ...   Bob Sharkey (Gabriel Chavat)
Annabella   ...   Suzanne de Beaumont
Richard Conte   ...   Kuncel (Bill O'Connell)
Frank Latimore   ...   Jeff Lassiter
Walter Abel   ...   Charles Gibson
Melville Cooper   ...   Pappy Simpson
Sam Jaffe   ...   Mayor Galimard


Review by Anonymous (posted on 14-Feb-2008)

I saw the film in late 40's. Then again a few months back on AMC or TCM, don't remember which. Conti had/has always been one of my favorite actors. I remembered segments of the film from teenage years and basically recalled how it eneded. Felt it was a good film, with a good plot. Viewed some of the script a little far fetched. Since I am a retired military person, Know portions of it, could ONLY happen in the movies. Felt Conti was better than Cagney.

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