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Lancer Spy (1937)





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Set during World War I, Lancer Spy stars a young George Sanders as Michael Bruce, an officer in the British Navy who bears an uncanny resemblance to the recently-captured Baron Kurt von Rohbach (also Sanders). Rohbach is highly connected in the German aristocracy, and his capture has been kept quite secret. This allows Bruce to be drafted into service to impersonate the German officer, infiltrate the enemy at the top level, and send back information that can turn the tide in the war. Bruce does a remarkable job and fools just about everyone; only the head of the secret police Major Gruning (Peter Lorre) has his doubts, but he can hardly accuse someone of the Baron's standing on nothing more than suspicions. He therefore engages a comely nightclub singer Dolores Daria Sunnell (Dolores Del Rio) to seduce Bruce and find out if his suspicions are sound or baseless. Unfortunately for Gruning, the singer finds her heart genuinely stolen by the imposter. She discovers the truth, but refuses to out him. Meanwhile, Gruning has laid his hands on some evidence of his own, and he moves to capture Bruce. Having accomplished his mission, Bruce flees to Switzerland. Gruning captures Dolores instead and puts her to death for her betrayal.


George Sanders
as Baron Kurt von Rohback / Lt. Michael Bruce
Dolores Del Rio
as Dolores Daria Sunnel
Peter Lorre
as Maj. Sigfried Gruning
Joseph Schildkraut
as Prince Ferdi Zu Schwarzwald
Virginia Field
as Joan Bruce
Sig Rumann
as Lt. Col. Gotffried Hollen
Maurice Moscovich
as Gen. von Meinhardt
Lionel Atwill
as Col. Fenwick
Luther Adler
as Schratt
Fritz Feld
as Fritz Mueller
Lester Matthews
as Capt. Neville
Carlos De Valdez
as Von Klingen
Gregory Gaye
as Capt. Freymann
Joan Carroll
as Elizabeth Bruce
Holmes Herbert
as Dr. Aldrich
Clyde Cook
as Orderly
John Burton
as Lieutenant
Herbert Evans
as Sergeant
David Clyde
as Orderly
Fredrik Vogeding
as Danish Boat Captain
Kenneth Hunter
as Commandant
Claude King
as Captain
Ian Maclaren
as Plainclothesman
Boyd Irwin
as Surgeon
Paul Weigel
as Hotel Manager Schreiber
Egon Brecher
as Bendiner
Elisabeth Frohlich
as Farmer's Wife
Lynn Bari
as Fenwick's Companion
Adia Kuznetzoff
as Major Domo
Leonard Mudie
as Statesman
Hans Joby
as Waiter
Bert Sprotte
as Conducter
Walter Bonn
as Officer on Train
Greta Meyer
as Woman on Train
Hans Von Morhart
as Intelligence Officer
Arno Frey
as Soldier
Bud Geary
as Captain's Aide
Sam Harris
as Officer at Party
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