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Director  Fritz Lang
Initial DVD release  May 20, 2003
Duration  
Country  United States
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Romance, Adventure, Thriller
Music director  Max Steiner
Language  English
Cloak and Dagger (1946 film) movie poster
Writer  Corey Ford, John Larkin, Ring Lardner Jr., Albert Maltz
Release date  28 September 1946
Cast  Gary Cooper (Prof. Alvah Jesper), Robert Alda (Pinkie), Lilli Palmer (Gina), Vladimir Sokoloff (Polda), J. Edward Bromberg (Trenk), Marjorie Hoshelle (Ann Dawson)
Similar movies  Mad Max: Fury Road, Jurassic World, John Wick, Furious 7, Taken 3, Blackhat
Tagline  RELENTLESS SUSPENSE!

Cloak and dagger 1946


Cloak and Dagger is a 1946 film noir directed by Fritz Lang, starring Gary Cooper. Like 13 Rue Madeleine, it is a tribute to Office of Strategic Services (OSS) operations in occupied Europe during World War II. The title is based on the 1946 non fiction book Cloak and Dagger: The Secret Story of O.S.S. by Corey Ford and Alastair MacBain. Former OSS agent E. Michael Burke acted as technical advisor.

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Cloak and Dagger (1946 film) movie scenes

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Cast

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  • Gary Cooper as Professor Alvah Jesper
  • Robert Alda as Pinkie
  • Lilli Palmer as Gina
  • Vladimir Sokoloff as Polda
  • J. Edward Bromberg as Trenk
  • Marjorie Hoshelle as Ann Dawson
  • Ludwig Stössel as The German
  • Helen Thimig as Katerin Lodor
  • Dan Seymour as Marsoli
  • Marc Lawrence as Luigi
  • James Flavin as Colonel Walsh
  • Pat O'Moore as The Englishman
  • Charles Marsh as Erich
  • Missing final reel

    Cloak and Dagger (1946 film) movie scenes

    As planned by Lang, the film had a different ending. Jesper (Cooper) leads a group of American paratroopers into Germany to discover the remains of an underground factory, the bodies of dead concentration camp workers, and evidence the factory was working on nuclear weapons.

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    Jesper remarks that the factory may have been relocated to Spain or Argentina and launched a diatribe saying: "This is the Year One of the Atomic Age and God help us if we think we can keep this secret from the World!"

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    Producer Milton Sperling, who had frequently quarreled with Lang on the set, thought the final scene ridiculous, since the audience knew the Germans had no nuclear capacity. Ironically, screenplay writers Lardner and Maltz became two of the Hollywood Ten, accused of adding communist dogma to movie scripts such as this one. Writing a script saying the US could not keep nuclear secrets from the USSR, such as in this film, was just one of many accusations against the Ten.

    Radio show

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    A 1950 NBC radio show of the same title based on Ford and MacBain's book lasted 26 episodes. Cloak and Dagger began with actor Raymond Edward Johnson asking "Are you willing to undertake a dangerous mission for the United States knowing in advance you may never return alive?"

    Lardner

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    Screenwriters Lardner Jr. and Maltz later were two of The Hollywood Ten, caught up in the power struggle between J. Edgar Hoover and the Central Intelligence Agency. They were brought before HUAC, jailed, and blacklisted during the Red Scare.


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    References

    Cloak and Dagger (1946 film) Wikipedia
    Cloak and Dagger (1946 film) IMDb Cloak and Dagger (1946 film) themoviedb.org


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