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Cloak and Dagger (1946)

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DVD Release Date
 R1: May 20, 2003

Running Time
1 hour, 46 minutes

Country USA

Studio United States

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• Cloak and Dagger
• Im Geheimdienst (1953)

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Genre: Thriller, Adventure, Romance, War, Spy, World War II, Suspense, Kidnapping

Tagline: The moment he fell in love was his moment of greatest danger!

Plot: In Fritz Lang's compelling World War II espionage thriller CLOAK AND DAGGER, Gary Cooper stars as Alvah Jasper, a shy and retiring physics professor at a midwestern university. When government agents press Jasper into joining them in an effort to curtail the Nazis' efforts to attain atomic secrets, his life takes a dramatic turn. He is sent to Switzerland to contact Dr. Katerin Loder, a renowned scientist who has information about the status of German atomic technology, but on arriving in Europe finds the scientist missing, and therefore embarks on on a breakneck journey through Switzerland and Italy, fleeing the Nazi SS and attempting to locate Dr. Polda, who is the last person still alive who can give him the vital nuclear information. Along the way, romance is born between Jasper and a beautiful Italian resistance fighter, Gina.

Filmed at the close of World War II, CLOAK AND DAGGER was one of Hollywood's first films to deal with the activities of the OSS during the war. The movie tackled some of Fritz Lang's favorite motifs, including underground espionage, anti-Nazi activity, and psychological warfare. The secret world of the OSS is expertly illustrated through the codes, secret handshakes, fistfights, and shoot-outs that pepper Jasper's transcontinental flight. The drama

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 Directed by
Fritz Lang
M, Metropolis, The Big Heat
 Written by
Boris Ingster
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Gary Cooper
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Lilli Palmer
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Robert Alda
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Vladimir Sokoloff
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J. Edward Bromberg
The Mark of Zorro, Phantom of the Opera, Jesse James
Marjorie Hoshelle
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Helen Thimig
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 Music By
Max Steiner
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