All Genres: Film-Noir, Drama, War
Release Year: 1943
Rating: 5.3 (0)
Languages: English, Turkish, French, German
Director: Norman FosterOrson Welles
Writing by: Eric Ambler – (novel)
Joseph Cotten – (screenplay)
Richard Collins – uncredited
Ben Hecht – uncredited
Orson Welles – uncredited
Produced by: Jack Moss – associate producer (uncredited)
George Schaefer – executive producer (uncredited)
Orson Welles – producer (uncredited)
Cast: Joseph Cotten – Howard Graham
Dolores del Rio – Josette Martel
Ruth Warrick – Mrs. Stephanie Graham
Agnes Moorehead – Mrs. Mathews
Jack Durant – Gogo Martel
Everett Sloane – Kopeikin
Eustace Wyatt – Prof Haller – German archeologist
Frank Readick – Matthews – Cockney socialist
Edgar Barrier – Kuvetli – tobacco salesman
Jack Moss – Peter Banat – obese gunman
Stefan Schnabel – Translator for ships captain
Music: Roy Webb Rex Dunn
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Plot Outline: A US Navy engineer, returning to the US with his wife from a conference, finds himself pursued by Nazi agents…
Plot: A US Navy engineer, returning to the US with his wife from a conference, finds himself pursued by Nazi agents, who are out to kill him. Without a word to his wife, he flees the hotel the couple is staying in and boards a ship, only to find, after the ship sails, that the agents have followed him there.
Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
Opening credits classify the cast members by country.
Goofs: We know about 2 goofs. Here comes one of them:
Continuity: Near the end of the movie, Joseph Cotten is seen walking in the rain and entering a hotel. When he walks up to the front desk his suit looks hardly touched by the rain, however, in the next scene when he enters his wifes room his suit is drenched.
Trivia: There are 2 entries in the trivia list – like these:
- In late August 1942, RKO decided to delay the release of the movie because critics panned it in press previews. By that time, Orson Welles contract was terminated by a new studio head. As part of the settlement, Welles agreed to recut the last reel and film additional scenes. He added the voice-over by Joseph Cotten at the beginning and end of the movie, and designed the pre-credit sequence.
- It is widely believed that Orson Welles directed this film, or at least large portions of it. However, in “This Is Orson Welles”, he states he only acted in it and the directing credit should go to Norman Foster.