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13 Rue Madeleine (1947) was a Adventure - Action Film directed by Henry Hathaway and produced by Louis de Rochemont.

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13 Rue Madeleine (1947)

By Beatrice on Mar 8, 2015 From Flickers in Time

13 Rue Madeleine? Directed by Henry Hathaway Written by John Monks Jr. and Sy Bartlett 1947/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation First viewing/Netflix rental An enjoyable Fox film noir in the semi-documentary style about U.S. intelligence efforts in World War II. A voice-over narrator set... Read full article


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Robert Emmett 'Bob' Sharkey: If he isn't sold and should in any way suspect that you're on a double mission, if he does make his break and tries to follow you, you're going to shoot him.
Jeff Lassiter: Shoot him?
Jeff Lassiter: [clearly disturbed by the thought] Tha-That's rough! Tha...
Robert Emmett 'Bob' Sharkey: That's war... and that's your mission!
Jeff Lassiter: Yeah.
Robert Emmett 'Bob' Sharkey: O'Connell can do it. Can you?
Jeff Lassiter: Yeah, I can do it.
Robert Emmett 'Bob' Sharkey: That's all for now.
Jeff Lassiter: Right.


Mayor Galimard: There will be reprisals!


Charles Gibson: 22 potential agents. Most of them have a foreign background. All of them can speak French. One of them can speak German.
Robert Emmett 'Bob' Sharkey: Mmmm-hmmm.
Charles Gibson: You got to find out who that is.
Robert Emmett 'Bob' Sharkey: All right.
Charles Gibson: That's not as easy as it sounds.
Robert Emmett 'Bob' Sharkey: Why?
Charles Gibson: Because one of the students in the group is a German agent.
Robert Emmett 'Bob' Sharkey: A German agent? Looks like you know.
Charles Gibson: Yeah.
Robert Emmett 'Bob' Sharkey: Man or woman?
Charles Gibson: When you find out, you tell me.


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Due to military intelligence and secrecy reasons, American Hollywood Studios were prevented by the US Government from mentioning the OSS (the Office of Strategic Services) in movies during World War II. Alas, the OSS is not mentioned in this movie.
The film's director, producer, and one of the writers had worked previously on another spy film for the same movie studio (20th Century Fox) called The House on 92nd Street (aka Now It Can Be Told (USA)). Interestingly, both films utilized street addresses as their film titles.
The relevance of an address as this film's title is that '13 Rue Madeleine' is the address of German Nazi Gestapo headquarters in Le Havre, France during the Nazi German occupation of France in World War II and this is where the spy mission takes this film's heroes.
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