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APPOINTMENT IN BERLIN (1943)

Alfred E. Green Writers: B.P. Fineman (story), Michael Hogan, 1 more credit » Stars: George Sanders, Marguerite Chapman, Onslow Stevens
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TAKEN FROM A NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW FROM 1943:

Maybe after this war is over it will turn out that some of those Axis propaganda broadcasters of the Lord Haw Haw stripe really were honorable persons performing valiantly in the interests of the United Nations' counter-espionage agencies. How? For one, by actually having been planted agents who used their broadcasts to send coded messages that enabled the High Command to plan its strategy. It would make a pip of a story, wouldn't it? Unfortunately, it doesn't make too much sense, and the way Columbia put it together in "Appointment in Berlin," which came to the Rialto yesterday, it doesn't make much in the way of entertainment either.

After all, granting melodrama its age-honored right to start from practically any premise it pleases, it still should have suspense. And the newcomer happens to be one of those wild yarns that only infrequently makes you edge forward in your seat in anticipation of what is going to happen—and then it's only a matter of a half-inch or so. Even in the clutch, when the Nazis get wise and try to intercept the warning that England is to be invaded, no one seems to get excited. Much of the picture's failing can be charged to excessive footage, the rest to the players who somehow never quite get into the spirit of the thing. Then, on second thought, perhaps they couldn't. George Sanders is the British agent; Marguerite Chapman is a lukewarm Nazi whose brother, Onslow Stevens, is the Nazi who thinks he has scored a ten-strike in getting Sanders to betray England.

 

DVD-R IS IN ENGLISH WITH NO SUBTITLES

QUALITY (of feature film only): 

 

·        Sharpness of picture?  - very good quality with some pixellization issues

 

 

 

LENGTH OF FEATURE FILM:  77 mins

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