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Odette

The film recaptures all the essential details of Odette's adventures as a secret agent in France during the last war.

Cast:
Anna Neagle Trevor Howard Marius Goring Peter Ustinov Bernard Lee

The film recaptures all the essential details of Odette’s adventures as a secret agent in France during the last war.

In the production of a factual story of this type [from the book by Jerrard Tickell], presentation inevitably tends to be a bit jerky. Herbert Wilcox’s facile direction mainly succeeds in overcoming this difficulty. Logically, too, he has used French or German dialog when justified.

Acting is uniformly good. Anna Neagle puts all she’s got into the playing of Odette. Trevor Howard gives a smooth and confident interpretation of Capt Peter Churchill, the British agent whom she subsequently marries. Marius Goring plays the counter-espionage officer with a genuine conviction while Peter Ustinov gives one of his best performances as the secret radio operator.

Odette

UK

Production: British Lion. Director Herbert Wilcox; Producer Herbert Wilcox; Screenplay Warren Chetham-Strode; Camera Max Greene; Editor Bill Lewthwaite; Music Anthony Collins; Art Director William C. Andrews

Crew: (B&W) Extract of a review from 1950. Running time: 123 MIN.

With: Anna Neagle Trevor Howard Marius Goring Peter Ustinov Bernard Lee

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