I See a Dark Stranger (The Adventuress) (1947) - Rotten Tomatoes

I See a Dark Stranger (The Adventuress) (1947)




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I See a Dark Stranger manages to be both an absorbing espionage yarn and a slyly amusing send-up of the entire genre. Deborah Kerr is terrific as Irish colleen Bridie Quilty, raised from childhood to despise the British and everything they stand for. Bridie's anglophobia proves useful to Nazi spy Miller (Raymond Huntley), who hopes to use the girl to help him steal the plans for the D-day invasion. Playing her "Mata Hari" role to the hilt, Bridie wholeheartedly throws herself into a world of clandestine meetings and coded messages, certain that by helping the Germans she is also helping Mother Ireland. Eventually she realizes the error of her ways, enabling her to turn the tables on Miller and his co-conspirators. Trevor Howard co-stars as David Baynes, with whom the impulsive Bridie falls in love despite his English forebears. I See a Dark Stranger was released in the U.S. as The Adventuress. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Deborah Kerr
as Birdie Quilty
Trevor Howard
as Lt. David Baynes
Garry Marsh
as Capt. Goodhusband
Tom Macauley
as Lt. Spanswick
W.G. O'Gorrnan
as Danny Quilty
Harry Webster
as Uncle Joe
Liam Redmond
as Timothy
Marie Ault
as Mrs. O'Mara
Brefni O'Rourke
as Michael O'Callaghan
Olga Lindo
as Mrs. Edwards
Eddie Golden
as Terence Delaney
David Ward
as Oscar Pryce
Kathleen Boutall
as Women on Train
Gerald Case
as Col. Dennington
James Harcourt
as Grandfather
Harry Hutchinson
as Chief Mourner
Katie Johnson
as Old Lady
John Salew
as Man in Bookshop
Norman Shelley
as Man in Straw Hat
Torin Thatcher
as Policeman
David Tomlinson
as Intelligence Officer
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Critic Reviews for I See a Dark Stranger (The Adventuress)

All Critics (5)

There are too many loose ends, events without motivation, crises skimmed with a glib phrase. It is the cinematic equivalent of Irish blarney which inspires most of the film.

February 4, 2018 | Full Review…

A wonderfully realized, well-crafted and highly entertaining British espionage thriller.

September 30, 2007 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

A gleeful amalgam of hijinks and heroism.

March 28, 2003 | Full Review…

The film isn't a masterpiece; it is merely a lot of fun

March 2, 2003 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for I See a Dark Stranger (The Adventuress)


Not great, but a good spy movie with romance and danger, but not enough excitement.

Aj V
Aj V

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