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Director  Mitchell Leisen
Music director  Hugo Friedhofer
Language  English
6.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Thriller
Producer  Richard Maibaum
Country  United States
Captain Carey, USA movie poster
Release date  February 21, 1950 (1950-02-21)
Writer  Robert Thoeren (screenplay), Martha Albrand (based on the novel by)
Cast  Alan Ladd (Captain Webster Carey), Wanda Hendrix (Baronessa Giulia de Greffi), Francis Lederer (Baron Rocco de Greffi), Joseph Calleia (Dr. Lunati), Celia Lovsky (Countess Francesca de Cresci)
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Captain Carey, U.S.A. is a 1950 drama film starring Alan Ladd, Wanda Hendrix, and Francis Lederer. An American returns to post-World War II Italy to bring a traitor to justice.


Captain Carey, USA movie scenes

The film was based on the novel No Surrender by Martha Albrand. It was filmed under the title O.S.S. and then the title After Midnight.

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The theme song, "Mona Lisa" performed in the film by Charlie Spivak with Tommy Lynn, won the Academy Award for Best Song. It was a #1 hit for Nat King Cole in 1950.


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A group of agents of the U.S. Office of Strategic Services (a forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency) is sent to German-occupied Italy during World War II to knock out the German-held Italian railroad system. In accomplishing this mission, most of them are killed because of an inside betrayal.


After the war, one of the survivors, Captain Webster Carey (Alan Ladd), resolves to find the traitor. Captain Carey returns to Orta, near Milan, to find out who betrayed his World War II O.S.S. team and caused the deaths of several villagers. Much to his surprise, his old love Giulia (Wanda Hendrix), whom he thought dead at the hands of the Nazis, is alive and married to a powerful Italian nobleman, Barone Rocco de Greffi (Francis Lederer). The villagers are unfriendly, but Carey persists in his clandestine efforts to flush out the traitor.


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  • Alan Ladd as Captain Webster Carey
  • Wanda Hendrix as Baronessa Giulia de Greffi
  • Francis Lederer as Barone Rocco de Greffi
  • Joseph Calleia as Dr. Lunati
  • Celia Lovsky as Countess Francesca de Cresci
  • Richard Avonde as Count Carlo de Cresci
  • Frank Puglia as Luigi
  • Luis Alberni as Sandro
  • Angela Clarke as Serafina
  • Roland Winters as Manfredo Acuto
  • Paul Lees as Frank
  • Jane Nigh as Nancy
  • Russ Tamblyn as Pietro (as Rusty Tamblyn)
  • Virginia Farmer as Angelina
  • David Leonard as Blind Musician
  • Production

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    The film was based on the serial Dishonored. Jonathan Latimer was originally announced as screenwriter and the stars were to be Ray Milland and Alida Valli,with the title to be After Midnight.

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    Then Alan Ladd was given the lead role, and Lewis Allen meant to direct. Eventually Mitchell Leisen was given the job of directing.

    Filming started 3 January 1949.


    The film is recognized by American Film Institute in these lists:

  • 2004: AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs:
  • "Mona Lisa" – Nominated
  • References

    Captain Carey, U.S.A. Wikipedia
    Captain Carey, U.S.A. IMDb Captain Carey, U.S.A.

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