May 23, 2022 Subject:
The classic Korda treatment.
Pushes all my fantasy buttons, although I have to wonder why Leigh's character would really love Veidt's even after he was evidently prepared to see her executed as a spy. But since all's fair in love and war and that era epitomized suicidal nationalism and blind devotion to duty, I guess it only fueled her passion. Includes international intrigue, wartime action and devastating young women with exquisite fashion sense.
September 3, 2012 Subject:
First time viewing
Enjoyable, glad I watched it.
March 24, 2012 Subject:
Slow Going for A While
Don't read the 1st review yet- somewhat of a spoiler.
I thought the movie moved along slowly and was cleverly muddled as to who was who. Outside of Conrad Veidt, it seemed that everyone had an English accent, so it was hard to discern nationalities. I also had to take a detour early on to review the parties to the the Great War, specifically, Scandinavia's status (all neutral).
The pace picked up in the final half-hour, or so.
Vivian Leigh's beauty steals every scene she's in, and she's in a lot of them. The movie's worth watching just for that.
December 31, 2010 Subject:
..Not interested, missing 7 minutes..!
Reviewer:Dr Feel Rotten
December 1, 2010 Subject:
Seen this on TV several times
Vivian Leigh was drop dead gorgeous in this and nearly every movie she was in, but here she's a French agent based in Stockholm then meets and falls in love with the head of the German Section 8 then they discover each others roles.
Great flick even if it ends somewhat abruptly.