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13 rue Madeleine

1946 1h 35m Mystery & Thriller List
83% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 54% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings
When commanding officer Robert Emmett Sharkey (James Cagney) learns that there is a German mole (Richard Conte) in the group of O.S.S. agents he's training to send behind enemy lines during World War II, he makes the strategic decision to string the man along, feeding him false information to pass to his superiors. When the double agent escapes, in the process killing another agent who was meant to complete an important undercover assignment, Sharkey decides to go after him himself. Read More Read Less

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Steve Crum Video-Reviewmaster.com Fine Cagney vehicle directed by Henry Hathaway. Rated: 4/5 Jun 7, 2007 Full Review Michael E. Grost Classic Film and Television Dull spy story Rated: 2/5 Aug 13, 2005 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Jul 17, 2005 Full Review Daniel M. Kimmel Worcester Telegram & Gazette Rated: 3/5 Jul 2, 2004 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A crisp WW 11 spy thriller. Rated: B Jun 11, 2004 Full Review Pablo Villaça Cinema em Cena Apesar do terceiro ato do filme no conseguir manter o ritmo dos dois primeiros, a histria interessante e James Cagney encarna com fria o papel de heri voluntarioso. Rated: 3/5 Aug 16, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Like other movies that I haven't watched in 40 years this is a very dated film. Of course I can watch Public Enemy or Roaring Twenties anytime. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Tom M Cagney leads a good support cast in this suspenseful WW2 spy film. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/02/21 Full Review Audience Member One of the few war stories from that era that remains entertaining today Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Little intrigue and no shades of grey on display in this by-the-numbers propaganda piece. Much of the film looks like a government infomercial. Still, early incarnations of war /spy films tropes like the training school pre-mission are notable. And Jimmy C is always worth the admission fee Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member This is one of James Cagney's overlooked films, one that most seem to have forgotten about, but his performance is very good, and his career was beginning to peak at this stage. In this Second World War drama, directed by Henry Hathaway, Cagney plays a tough OSS agent, who oversees a special mission to determine the location of the factory where the Nazis are manufacturing their flying bombs. Cagney is solidly supported by Annabella and Richard Conte, and the movie is also good by the fact that it is told in a documentary style, meaning something is bound to be learnt when the credits have finished. Overall, this is one of the forgotten gems by Cagney and director Hathaway, and is a good war movie to view. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member I've never seen Cagney this violent, even in White Heat. This was a very suspenseful movie with a lot of soon to be famous people in small roles. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis When commanding officer Robert Emmett Sharkey (James Cagney) learns that there is a German mole (Richard Conte) in the group of O.S.S. agents he's training to send behind enemy lines during World War II, he makes the strategic decision to string the man along, feeding him false information to pass to his superiors. When the double agent escapes, in the process killing another agent who was meant to complete an important undercover assignment, Sharkey decides to go after him himself.
Director
Henry Hathaway
Producer
Louis De Rochemont
Genre
Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Dec 23, 2016
Runtime
1h 35m