This is a 1940 film that does not pretend to be high level drama but Europe was fighting for its life against the Nazis. At first I found myself kind of smirking at the naivity of the characters and the setting. But that smirk changed to appreciation for the imagination of the movie and the license given to the scenes. In one of them Rex Harrison seemed like he shot at least 30 times from a six round gun. He never ran out when he needed to shoot. Another scene shows Rex being shot in the shoulder but minutes later is using the same injured arm to jump out of one cable car and grab onto another without showing any pain on his face. Those Brits are tough! It is impossible for millenials to see that the Nazis were evil people and they were ready to tackle the world. Paul Von Hernreid plays a Nazi here but a few years later he was a freedom fighter wanted by the Nazis in the movie Casablanca. Actor Rex Harrison always has come across to me as almost insufferably arrogant, too full of himself for anyone else to stand equal. The is a bit of the Hitchcock in this movie and really comes out at the end.

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