Cloak and Dagger

Synopsis: Toward the end of World War II, the allied secret service receives a partial message indicating that the Germans are researching nuclear energy to build atomic bombs. In Midwestern University, the scientist Alvah Jesper is called up by the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) to meet his former colleague Dr. Katerin Lodor in Switzerland and bring her to North America. However, his mission fails and Dr. Lodor is killed by the Nazis but first she informs that Alvah's acquaintance Dr. Giovanni Polda is working for the Nazis in Italy. Dr. Jesper travels to Italy and with the support of the Italian partisans leaded by Pinkie and Gina, he has a meeting with Dr. Polda that is under the surveillance of the Gestapo. The scientist tells him that his daughter Maria had been abducted by the Gestapo and Alvah makes a deal with Dr. Polda, promising to release Maria first and bringing them to North America. While Pinkie travels to rescue Maria, Alvah stays with Gina and they fall in love for each other
Director(s): Fritz Lang
Production: WARNER
Rotten Tomatoes:
106 min

you off. You know the problem.

You're single. You can speak a little

German. But you've got to volunteer.

There was a time when I thought I'd like

to become some sort of a secret agent.

I gave it up

at the age of eight.

Okay, brother,

you're now a spy.

I've got two plane tickets

back to Washington

Can I even have time

to wind things up here?

Ordinarily we'd give you a few weeks.

I want you to take a look at this.

Know her?

Dr. Katerin Lodor,

one of the great ones.

Used to be my scientific pinup girl

before Hungary sold out to the Nazis

I suppose now she's right in

the center of German atomic work.

She's in Switzerland.

Since when?

About six weeks.

She came over the alps... alone.

She's been in a hospital

in Zurich with pneumonia.

A few days ago she got in touch

with the American consulate.

Said she wanted to see

one of our scientists.

You don't know

how happy that makes me feel.

Say, if she's just out of Germany she can tell us

- this is a terrific break.

If you'd stop feeling so happy

about it and go home and pack a bag,

you could see her in

a couple of days. Okay.

I hope you find

your room satisfactory.

Danke schoen.

Very sorry, sir.

Quite all right.

Here you go.

Danke sehr.

Don't turn around.

The lady you want to see

is at the Angelo hospital.

Room 1-6-8. she's there under

the name of Mrs. Hickerty.

You may come in.

Not too long, please,

Mr. Wilson.

What is your real name,

Mr. Wilson?

Alvah Jesper.

I know your work.

Thank god you've come. You don't

know how indebted I am to you.

To me?

When people find out

what you've done,

they'll know you're not only a

great physicist, but a great woman.

Maybe. The story

isn't ended yet.

What will people think?

What will you think...

if I were to go back

to Germany? Go back?

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Albert Maltz

Albert Maltz was an American playwright, fiction writer and screenwriter. He was one of the Hollywood Ten who were jailed in 1950 for their 1947 refusal to testify before the US Congress about their involvement with the Communist Party USA. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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