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Rendezvous (1935)





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This espionage thriller with romantic comedy touches was loosely based on the book American Black Chamber by the real-life head of the U.S. Secret Service during World War I, Herbert O. Yardley. Bill Gordon (William Powell) is a newspaper puzzle editor who becomes a lieutenant in 1917 when he enlists to fight in the First World War. Before shipping out, Bill meets and becomes attracted to Joel Carter (Rosalind Russell), the niece of John Carter (Samuel Hinds), the Assistant Secretary of War. When Joel learns about Bill's former occupation, she arranges for his transfer to the War Department, where he is put to work code breaking for Major Brennan (Lionel Atwill). When Brennan is murdered as the result of a German-Russian spy ring's machinations, Bill investigates the spies and a comely secret agent (Bonnie Barnes), which jeopardizes his newfound romance with Joel. Russell received the role because MGM's first choice, Myrna Loy, was refusing to work for the studio at the time. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

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William Powell
as Bill Gordon
Lionel Atwill
as Maj. Charles Brennan
Cesar Romero
as Capt. Nikki Nikolajeff
Samuel S. Hinds
as John Carter, Assistant Secretary of War
Henry Stephenson
as Russian Ambassador Gregory
Frank Reicher
as Dr. Jackson
Charley Grapewin
as Prof. Martin
Charles Trowbridge
as Secretary of War Baker
Margaret Dumont
as Mrs. Hendricks
Sid Silvers
as Recruiter
Eileen O'Malley
as Red Cross Nurse
Murray Kinnell
as de Segroff
Bert Moorhouse
as 2nd Lieutenant
Cyril Ring
as Orderly
Al Bridge
as Sergeant
Rollo Dix
as Orderly
Earl Eby
as G-Man
Henry Mowbray
as Diplomat
Winter Hall
as Chaplain
Sherry Hall
as Pvt. Dean, a Decoder
Johnny Arthur
as Code Room Clerk
Jack Hatfield
as Drug Store Clerk
William Stack
as Headwaiter
Bob Perry
as G-Man
Richard Powell
as Taxi Driver
Arno Frey
as Army Officer
Alan Bridge
as Sergeant
John Harmon
as Telegrapher
Morgan Wallace
as Gardner Decoding Expert
Rudolph Anders
as Radio Operator
Sam Ash
as Mexican
Sidney Bracey
as Doctor's Assistant
Frank Lackteen
as Customs Officer in Mexico
Wally Maher
as Reporter
Tom Dugan
as Agent Patrick O'Reilly
Guy Usher
as Ship's Captain
Milburn Stone
as Carter's Aide
Theodore von Eltz
as Desk Clerk-Assistant
William V. Mong
as Desk Clerk
Edward Earle
as Man in Code Room
Gino Corrado
as Code Room Clerk
Belle Mitchell
as Mexican Peasant
Lynton Brent
as Decoder
Larry Steers
as Extra in Church
David Burns
as Bellhop who Speaks German
Sterling Holloway
as Taxi Driver
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An agreeable lightweight spy comedy starring William Powell, who gives it a Thin Man comical spin.

June 16, 2021 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

International spy pictures, even the poorer ones, are always bound to be fairly exciting, and Rendezvous happens to be one of the good ones.

July 22, 2019 | Full Review…

I couldn't understand the plot very well, but it runs on entertainingly, with Mr. Powell playing his customary role of Mr. Powell.

June 12, 2019 | Full Review…

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